By Cleve Bryan

FRANKLINVILLE, NJ (CBS) -– A vacant campground on Delsea Drive in Franklinville is getting new life by a local ministry that wants to build housing for veterans.

Last week Amazing Grace Ministries in Williamstown completed the purchase of the 277-acre property, including a 65-acre lake.

Pastor Donnie Davis says the goal is to re-open a portion of the campground on one side of the lake and build up to 60 “micro-houses” on the other side for veterans to live in.

“It’s one thing to say have a good day and pat them on the back but there’s 220 guys I know in Gloucester County that need a place to stay cause they’re homeless,” says Davis.

Davis is an Air Force veteran and former police officer who battles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Once the project is complete the plan is to allow veterans to stay in the micro-houses for up to 2 years.

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