Updated: Oct 4, 2019
Originally from Pennsylvania, Harvey had a wonderful childhood growing up. He had one younger sibling, and his parents were both apart of his life. When asked what his fondest memory of his childhood was, he replied saying
"Christmas was my favorite, loved the presents and seeing daddy dress up as Santa"
In Harvey's teenage years, he was a member of the Boy Scouts from the age of 13 to 17 years old. He Was very close to being rewarded as an eagle scout, but the pastor of the church passed and wasn't able to sign up for his volunteer hours.
Harvey went on to graduate from Carlisle high school, in 1968. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force to fight for America in the Vietnam War. After serving four years in the military, he returned home and got married to his first wife. "I call it a shotgun wedding, I got her pregnant so I had to marry her." The marriage lasted six years.
For the next 20 years, Harvey worked many odd jobs around Pennsylvania, such as a cab driver and a club bouncer. At 58 he and his second wife moved to Augusta, Georgia. Where he got a job as an assistant manager of a homeless shelter, making $10,000 a year. He only worked for a year-and-a-half before he got news that his father was ill. Harvey and his wife moved to Pennsylvania, to take care of him. Harvey's father passed a month after.
Four years later, his wife got very ill with lupus. "I remember spending every single day with her in the hospital, holidays and all; I was there." He was now alone and had nobody but his Daughter, who was in Greensboro, North Carolina. In June of 2017, Harvey decided he wanted to be closer to her. When he first came to Greensboro, he was sleeping on the streets for a few nights, before someone approached him and told him about Urban Ministries.
Just a few nights ago, Harvey got a call from his daughter, wanting to know if he wanted to move in with her. "It makes feel good that she thinks a lot of me, to let me move in with her." In August, Harvey will be moving in with his daughter. " I want to be happy and to pass in her care."