Gloucester Habitat for Humanity Dedicates 50th Home

February 8, 2022

Home sweet home!  Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated their 50th Home Dedication.  Anthony and Cynthia Russell have two small children and yearned for a real home. When asked what “home” meant to them, they answered “stability and a safe environment”. Cynthia shared “It is such a heartfelt feeling to walk through our door and say this is home. To know this is permanent, to watch our children run and play with smiles on their faces.”

Gloucester County Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Over the last 36 years, Gloucester Habitat has helped residents to create and maintain financial stability. OceanFirst Foundation has been a committed partner to Gloucester Habitat for Humanity for the last seven years, awarding $30,000 in life-changing grants to provide safe and affordable shelter to families.

“The partnership between Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity and OceanFirst Foundation is very critical to provide families with the ability to reach the American dream. In addition to the benefit for the family, the home can be a catalyst for neighbors to clean up and beautify existing properties, creating more of a community environment in which families take pride. We’re blessed and extremely thankful for OceanFirst supporting our mission over the years” – Megan Varrell, Development Director, Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity.






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