To the Editor:
Years ago, when I was younger and abler, my husband (now deceased) and I helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity - first, in Salem, then in Cape May County and Immokalee, Fla.
It was always a joyous occasion to work with other volunteers and prospective homeowners. A few of those early Cape May County homeowners have become lifelong friends.
It sickens me to read about Upper Township residents who fear such a worthwhile endeavor. It smacks of racism or elitism.
If you live in Upper Township, you probably have a decent place to live. Doesn’t everyone deserve that?
I was inspired, back in the early 70s, by Jimmy and Roslyn Carter’s support of Habitat for Humanity, and they are still at it. I call on all Upper residents to do what you can to promote the mission of Habitat for Humanity – decent housing for all.