The JBJ Soul Foundation along with our community partner Heart of Camden are thrilled to announce that all 12 homes that we worked together on in Camden, NJ are now completed and fully occupied. We began working with Heart of Camden in 2010 to restore, rebuild, and renovate these homes in the Waterfront South area of Camden. One resident of the homes we rebuilt together, Chimere – a first time homeowner, has shared her story with us.
Jon Bon Jovi and the JBJ Soul Foundation would like to thank everyone for their ongoing outreach, concern, and support regarding Hurricane Sandy. Rebuilding in New Jersey will not happen overnight–the process has just begun. Hear two brand new and never released Jon Bon Jovi songs recorded in support of Hurricane Sandy Recovery, and make a donation to the JBJ Soul Foundation: Hurricane Sandy – NJ Relief & Recovery Fund to help.
PROJECT H.O.M.E. ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING OF JBJ SOUL HOMES, CITY’S NEWEST BUILDING FOR PEOPLE IN NEED
Funders Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and Leigh and John Middleton Join City Officials to Inaugurate Building for Formerly Homeless, Low-Income Individuals
PHILADELPHIA, November 13, 2012 – Project H.O.M.E, in partnership with People for People, Inc., today celebrated a groundbreaking for “JBJ Soul Homes”. JBJ Soul Homes will be a four-story mixed-use development including retail, offices, and 55 apartment units for formerly homeless and low-income adults and children. Located in the Francisville neighborhood on Fairmount Street between 15th and Broad, the ceremony at the construction site included remarks by funders Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and John and Leigh Middleton and public officials in addition to community partners.
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and our program, JBJ Soul Kitchen, would like to thank everyone for their ongoing outreach, concern, and support. We appreciate the many messages we have received regarding the well-being and operational status of Soul Kitchen. We also appreciate the outpouring of support from those wanting to donate to help make a difference.
Yesterday we served 300 pasta dinners that were delivered to those in need along with 220 lunches. Today we’ll serve even more and will continue until our neighbors are back on their feet. The Soul Kitchen volunteers are the best that Jersey have. Thanks to all who were there to answer the call…JBJ