A ride home from a community building project meeting at La Salle University ended up being the chance of a lifetime for Kenneth Houston.
When Maureen O’Connell dropped off the former marine at his Germantown home, she only had one word – “perfect.”
“I thought to myself, ‘Perfect? Why is she saying perfect?’” Houston said.
His house was in extreme disrepair. The roof was leaking, rendering his second floor unlivable.
“A couple minutes later,” he recently recalled, “she told me about this program through Habitat (For Humanity) for veterans – renovating their homes – and encouraged me to apply for it.”