Board member returns from Haiti rebuilding trip (VIDEO)

By Tayleigh Davis

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – The people of Haiti are slowly recovering from January’s devastating earthquake, but there’s still great need there. A south Georgia man just returned from Haiti where he built homes with the Fuller Center for Housing in Americus.

Jacob Battle says the trip has changed his life because the children and adults were so grateful for his help.

"I can’t express it and it was like we bonded and we were like family," Battle said. "Kids would follow me up and down the road and I would have a line of kids follow me where ever I would go because I buy them things and buy them food."

He compared them to an army of ants desperate to build a hill.

"The streets are packed with people going back and forth looking for something to eat and places to stay," Battle noted.

Battle helped build new homes for Haitians living in tents. One family of three women could hardly afford scrap metal for their home. Continue reading >>

The Fuller Center hopes to begin building the first of thousands of homes in June. Learn more about or contribute to The Fuller Center Haiti effort here.

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