PRESS RELEASE December-7-2018

Sweeney, Burzichelli, Taliaferro Announce Grant to Volunteers of America to Aid Homeless

West Deptford – The Volunteers of America of Delaware Valley was awarded a $115,883 grant from the state’s Shelter Support Program, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John J. Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro announced. The award will provide funds to install a new generator and make additional improvements to the Eleanor Corbett House, an emergency shelter to aid the homeless located in Glassboro.


“The Eleanor Corbett House is an invaluable resource to help the homeless population of Glassboro,” said Senate President Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “I have seen firsthand the amazing work that they do there, which is why I fought to ensure they received funding in the 2019 budget. The Corbett House provides for those in need and the repairs and upgrades will help them shelter and care.”


“The Corbett House provides emergency shelter for single women and families in times of great hardship,” said Deputy Speaker Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “This funding will not only benefit those seeking shelter there but also the generous, kindhearted workers and volunteers who keep the operation running.”


“We are so proud of the work that Volunteers of America Delaware Valley does each and every day to care for the people of South Jersey,” said Assemblyman Taliaferro (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “They are a wonderful resource, and I am confident that this grant will go a long way in improving the services offered at the Corbett House.”


“We are so grateful that we have Senate President Sweeney and Assemblymen Burzichelli and Taliaferro as advocates in Trenton,” said Daniel Lombardo, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley. “This grant will go a long way in improving the facilities and services at the Eleanor Corbett House.”


Volunteers of America is a non-profit organization which provides community-based assistance to the country’s most vulnerable.