A gift of gratitude: Ernie’s story

It had been a year since Ernie, an outgoing 87-year-old U.S. Army veteran, had been outside on his own. After months of this kind of physical isolation, and months of encouragement from his social worker, Ernie applied for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell’s Critical Home Repair Program.

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A home with room to grow

Sharnita applied to become a Habitat homeowner because she wanted to provide a better life for her children. “Having a home where my kids feel peaceful, loved and safe is the most important thing to me,” says the mother of five and U.S. Air Force veteran.

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