Lamar Harris, a disabled man who has spent his whole life in the Cherry Circle area in Gloucester Township, is well-known to everyone in that community. Lamar was the sort of guy that would help anybody and everyone at any time.
He assists neighbors with a variety of day-to-day responsibilities, such as taking out the garbage and walking the dogs, for example. Lamar is an adult who was born with a disability that causes him to have the mental capacity of a preteen.
In spite of the fact that he is nothing but a source of positivity for everyone he comes into contact with, the previous few years of his personal life have been fraught with sadness.
After their mother passed away, Lamar was raised by his father and brother until his father passed away unexpectedly in 2015. The year after, his brother was taken from this world as well.
Since the passing of his brother, the elderly and disabled man had been left without any surviving members of his family, and he had been living by himself ever since. Now, there is a possibility that Lamar may suffer yet another defeat.
A court complaint has been filed against him stating that he has racked up so much debt that there is a possibility that his home may be lost to foreclosure as a result.
Since he was 15 years old, Lamar has had a series of part-time jobs in which he is responsible for doing labor, however, he has a poor reading aptitude and is completely incapable of comprehending financial matters.
His next-door neighbor Tom Brake was quoted as saying, “I’ve been caring after him for so many years now, he’s like part of my family, and I simply can’t allow anything happen to him.” It seems that Tom isn’t the only one keeping an eye on Lamar’s well-being.
After hearing about Lamar’s housing situation, the whole neighborhood came to the conclusion that the best way to assist him would be to start a GoFundMe campaign for him with a target amount of $50,000 for the settlement of his financial obligations so that he may continue to reside in his home.
However, Lamar is not entirely free from his problems just yet. He must still go to the municipal building in order to settle his taxes and demonstrate that he has a plan in place to continue paying the required amount.
In addition to that, an additional tax payment of $2,000 is needed at the end of the month, then, a further kind neighbor arrived on the scene. Chris DeStefano, age 25, presented himself and handed Lamar a monetary gift of $3,000.
“Over the course of the last 16 years, you have gone above and beyond for the residents of our community. You have not requested anything in exchange for your help.” He informed Lamar that his family and he appreciated him.
It’s a great thing to witness a whole community come together with the intention of assisting a neighbor in need of assistance.