Boy Scout Building House for Homeless Veteran

A Boy Scout from the Berwick area is building a tiny house for a homeless veteran for his Eagle Scout project. The house will be located on Monroe Street in Berwick, in the midst of a 24-unit housing project being undertaken by Community Strategies Group. Local and state officials celebrated the Scout’s project at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 31.

Tim Maron, a member of a troop in Hobbie, connected with Community Strategies Group by chance at an event at Test Track Park. The organization had ownership of a number of properties in the Borough as part of the Blueprint Communities project to provide affordable housing, and identified the lot for Maron’s Eagle Scout project. Checks totaling $50,000 were presented at the ceremony which should cover the construction costs.

The recipient of the home will be selected by Veterans Affairs.

Anyone who would like to support the project should contact Community Strategies Group at 570-784-9373 ext. 121.