Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicks off with both enthusiasm and somber gratitude
LANETT, Alabama — There was a heavy law enforcement presence as the 2022 Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicked off at Pilgrim Baptist Church on Sunday night, but they were not there to quell a disturbance. They were there to celebrate the life of J’Mar Abel, a Chambers County deputy who was killed in the line of duty in June of this year at the age of 24.
This year’s two-home build in Lanett will mark the 74th and 75th new homes built by The Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, and it will will complete the neighborhood that began with the very first Legacy Build back in 2009.
And this year’s build is dedicated to Deputy Abel, whose fiance Jasmine Gaddist recently gave birth to their daughter.
Here are some notable quotes and images from the kickoff: