GSW’s President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program students serve in Mayfield, Kentucky

GSW’s President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program students serve in Mayfield, Kentucky

MAYFIELD, Kentucky — Students from Georgia Southwestern State University’s President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program traveled to Mayfield, Kentucky, this past week to support the Mayfield-Graves Fuller Center for Housing’s tornado recovery efforts in the area — an area where many families are still working to rebuild their lives after the December 2021 natural disaster.

The students helped build a two-bedroom, one-bath home for a tornado survivor and also worked to build foundations and sub-floors for an upcoming Blitz Builders project happening in June. They were housed by High Point Baptist Church of Mayfield, while meals were provided by GoServ Global and by a couple of soon-to-be Fuller Center homeowner partners, Tina and Theresa.

In addition to boosting the work of the Mayfield-Graves Fuller Center, they apparently made a few new friends.

“I haven’t had this much fun in 22 years!” exclaimed Tina, who made meals every night for the students.

Mayfield-Graves FCH President John Poole said that the service week with the GSW students continues a successful string of U.S. Builders teams who have provided much-appreciated labor in rebuilding efforts.

“It’s amazing what can happen with a few volunteers, some good weather, and the positive energy that comes from working together,” he said.

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