Gregory Traylor is a US Army veteran and volunteer at Sojourner Truth House who knows firsthand what it’s like to live on the edge of losing his home. After an injury left him unable to continue working at his place of employment, Gregory began an extremely difficult search for affordable housing. All he wanted was a stable place to call home. While he searched, he found STH as a place to offer his time and talents.

Gregory helps in the food pantry and wherever else he is needed, four days a week. One day, he asked other volunteers and STH staff if they knew of any apartments that had an opening for him. A PHJC Sister told him about the Linden House, a nearby affordable housing ministry for low-income seniors that is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Gregory said, “I went back to my apartment and started packing and I just hit the floor praying. I said, thank you Jesus, it’s about time.”

He now is a resident and a maintenance worker at the Linden House, but still spends as much time as he can volunteering at Sojourner Truth House, offering his time whenever it’s needed.

Airiel Crenshaw, STH Volunteer Coordinator, said about Gregory, “Mr. Traylor has been an extremely reliable volunteer who has shown a dedication to Sojourner! He’s always available to help wherever the greatest need is.”