PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Eagles player Zach Ertz may be playing for the Arizona Cardinals, but his legacy of helping communities in need lives on in Philadelphia. The groundbreaking for the Ertz Family Foundation House of Hope took place in North Philadelphia Tuesday.
The site is at 1300 Hunting Park Avenue and it’s now one step closer to becoming the House of Hope.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
The goal of the project is to remodel and expand the building into a safe haven that will provide enrichment programs and social services for those in need.
CBS3 spoke with Zach Ertz’s mother last week about her continued involvement in the project.READ MORE: Temple University Student Samuel Sean Collington Killed In Off-Campus Shooting In North Philadelphia
“Kids need help at night, they need a safe place to go, they need food, all those things. We kind of, Zach and Julie, chatted and came up with an idea to raise money to help Pastor Rob make this huge difference in North Philadelphia,” Lisa Ertz said.
Lisa Ertz says she’ll continue to be an ambassador for the Ertz Family Foundation.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
She currently lives in Philadelphia and has no plans to leave anytime soon.