Homeless Families Get Help in Ambler

The First Presbyterian Church of Ambler has raised $300,000 dollars towards assisting homeless families in need.

Originally planning to renovate the Church, Church members decided that there was some more important work to be done. With the help of the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, First Presbyterian Church raised a sufficient amount of funds to purchase a house on Forest Ave. which had been converted to two apartments.

From CBSPhilly.com:

Marsha Eichelberger, from the alliance, says the project is moving along quickly.


“Settled on it on April 1, and then we hope to raise a little bit of additional money, about $50,000, to renovate the home. And, in September, we’re going to move in two families that were experiencing homelessness.”


She says community volunteers are stepping forward to help with the renovations.

The next step is to find the families who will occupy the apartments. This is slated to happen over the next few months.

Marsha Eichelberger of the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance and Ryan Balsan, Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Ambler. (credit: CBS Philly and Mark Abrams)