Habitat for Humanity and Angels Community Outreach Partner to Help Gloucester County Veteran


Tony Isabella
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity and Angels Community Outreach Partner to Help Gloucester County Veteran

Glassboro, NJ. (October 26, 2021) – Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity and Angels Community Outreach will be building an ADA compliant ramp and providing much needed home repairs to Mr. Leo J. Harris, a Veteran who served in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

Historically, Gloucester County Habitat focuses on their Homeownership Program that allows low to moderate income families the opportunity to achieve the dream of homeownership. However, when Mr. Harris’ story came across Habitat’s desk, the local affiliate knew his needs align with Habitat’s vision where everyone has a decent place to live.

“Habitat is pleased to partner with Angels Community Outreach to bring our skills and fundraising dollars together to support a Gloucester County Veteran, a true American hero”, stated Tony Isabella , Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity. “This project falls in line of the global mission of Habitat for Humanity – seeking to put God’s love into action:

The scope of work includes installing a permanent ADA compliant ramp, upgrades to his living room and bathroom. “I am so glad our paths crossed. Mr Harris is such a gentle soul. It is an honor to help this amazing Veteran. From the day I met him and he told me he could not get outside, I knew I had to enlist help and make it happen.” -Elissa Darrow, Director, Angels Community Outreach

And help Elissa did, as Habitat and Angels volunteers are coming together to give Mr. Harris the safe, decent home he deserves.  The organizations are proud to have partnered with Home Depot, Columbia Bank, and Quickrete to bring a sense of peace and normalcy to Mr. Leo J. Harris. Interested donors can visit www.gc-habitat.org/veterans-build-2021/ to read Mr. Harris’ story.