Joining Manuela and Jorge at today’s event was the Mayor of Camden, Mayor Dana L. Redd, Father Michael Doyle and Helene Pierson from Heart of Camden, Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson, Ann Baiada from the Small Things with Great Love Gala, and Mimi Box, Executive Director of the JBJ Soul Foundation.
With the help of Heart of Camden, Jorge and Manuela will move from the 2nd floor apartment in the East Camden neighborhood where Jorge was shot to a renovated row house in South Camden, where the community will provide assistance to the family through the support system of Heart of Camden. The home renovation was funded by the Neighborhood Stimulus Program and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, and Heart of Camden – using money raised at a benefit gala last year at which Jon Bon Jovi accepted the Small Things with Great Love Award on behalf of the JBJSF. Heart of Camden will hold the mortgage. Manuela will make monthly payments to Heart of Camden to ultimately own the three-bedroom row house.
To read more about Jorge, please see the story on Philly.com
To learn more about the Heart of Camden, please visit their website
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