Worth a smile or three:
Neighbors raise more than $60,000 so beloved disabled resident can keep his home https://t.co/rPsiQZEfth
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 6, 2019
Lamar Harris is a Special Needs adult with the mental abilities of a preteen. He has lived in his house in Gloucester Township his entire life. His life has been full of tragedy. His mother died when he was 8 years old. His grandmother died when he was 12 years old. Lamar lived with his father and brother until the sudden death of his father in 2015. The very next year, his brother also suddenly died leaving Lamar alone. Lamar has a part time job doing menial tasks which he has held since he was 15 years old. He also cuts lawns for some of his neighbors. He does try hard to survive. He cannot drive. He does not understand finances and has a very limited reading ability. As a result of the death of his family members, his reading deficits, and his inability to understand finances, he has fallen behind in his property taxes. They have not been paid since his father died in 2015. Gloucester Township has filed a lien for back property taxes and Lamar is in imminent danger of losing his home.
Last I looked, they were over $65,000, and the township will get its pound of flesh.