Young volunteers energize wall build for upcoming Legacy Build’s milestone home
WEST POINT, Georgia — The slabs are poured and now both sets of walls have been assembled for the two homes going up Oct. 9-14 at the 2022 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Lanett, Alabama — Millard Fuller’s hometown.
A total of 96 students — including athletes from Lanett High School and Point University’s softball team — gathered in the parking lot of Refuge Point Church in West Point on Saturday to assemble the walls that will be used to raise the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project’s milestone 75th new home No. 75 during the Legacy Build.
“All of the students were just amazed at what they were able to do in a short period of time,” said Kim Roberts, Executive Director of the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, the host covenant partner for this year’s featured Legacy Build, noting that volunteers arrived at 8 a.m. and were done by 11:30 a.m. The 75th home also will complete the neighborhood that began with the first Millard Fuller Legacy Build in 2009. Roberts said preparations for the build have gone according to plan, and now she just hopes for the kind of beautiful weather the volunteers had this past Saturday. After a blazing hot build in 2019 and the rainiest-ever Legacy Build last year, they are due.
“We’re ready!” Roberts said. “”It’s a lot of fun, but it’s a lot of work. But it really engages your community in so many ways. I think it’s going to be a good build.”