Hometown Heroes 2017: Arthur Baruffi Sr.Last Edited:
Arthur Baruffi, Sr.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J. – “The pure generosity of people like Mr. Baruffi,” has helped Vineland High School and the community to counter the distress many residents face, say his nominators.
When he learned of a student who lived in a home with no running water and a clogged sewer, he arranged for contractors to fix all of the poor conditions at low cost to the homeowner while addressing other needs for the home.
For the past three years he has administrated and worked through the Building Ministry at the Living Faith Alliance Church, which is now seeking to join forces with other local organizations and individuals to address the home repair needs of others in our community.
Art is a retired executive pastor at the Vineland church.
After Hurricane Katrina, he and his wife, Pat, traveled frequently with others from our community to Camp Katrina in Waveland, Mississippi, eventually living there from February 2006 until March 2007 to oversee a construction home repair ministry and church plant to help repair both the homes and faith of the victims of this tragedy.
“What makes him exceptional is his kindness—he doesn’t judge others, listens openly, and recognizes and accepts the differences of others,” reads his nomination.
Art’s quote: “We seek the urging and direction of God in linking resourcing with need. We strive to produce blessing for both the givers and the recipients, and we’re always open to adding more workers and more of those in need.”
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