FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity to dedicate Woodbury home to local family
PITMAN, NJ – The Souini family is thrilled to be first-time homeowners: Said & Narjiss will receive the keys to their beautiful Habitat home in Woodbury at a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4pm at 457 Allen Street in Woodbury, NJ. This opportunity would not have been possible without the support of the City of Woodbury, who donated the land to Habitat, the Wells Fargo Foundation and Holman Enterprise who contributed funds and volunteers to the project. And the countless volunteers who helped build the 1,200 sq. ft., 3 bedroom home.
Tony Isabella, Executive Director of Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity said, “I think it’s important for our mission that people see that we’re moving forward during this time of uncertainty in our world.” For years now, the City of Woodbury has supported our mission, this is the third Habitat home on Allen Street. There’s another one around the corner on Carpenter. The City understands the need for safe and affordable homes and we could not be more blessed to have a partnership with them. ”
“South Jersey Federal Credit Union is pleased to serve as the financing agency for another Habitat home,” said Daniel Sulpizio, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of South Jersey Federal Credit Union and President of Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors. “We’re committed to helping members of our community reach their financial goals, and helping another deserving family achieve the goal of affordable homeownership is a perfect way for us to demonstrate that commitment.”
The Souini family’s journey to homeownership has not been an easy one. While the Souini’s keep their current home in good conditions, the small 2 bedroom apartment is not large enough to accommodate their 7 year old son’s medical needs or their growing 12 year old’s passion for soccer. But Said & Narjiss’ hard work is about to pay off, and their children will soon have a yard and home where they can safely play and grow.
During the ceremony, Habitat will recognize the donors, contributors, and volunteers that made this blessing possible. Attendees will be required to practice social distancing and masks are encouraged. The family, volunteers and Habitat staff will be available for photos and interviews.
About Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity: Since 1986, Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity has continued its mission to provide quality housing to those in need. Habitat serves Gloucester County’s residents by providing low to moderate income families with the opportunity to purchase safe, decent and affordable homes.
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