Mercer University newspaper shines light on neighborhood revitalization effort

Mercer University newspaper shines light on neighborhood revitalization effort

The Napier Heights area of Macon, Georgia, is a historic neighborhood not far from prestigious Mercer University. Until recently, it was an area on the decline with rundown and vacant homes and all the problems that surround such areas. However, The Fuller Center for Housing of Macon, led by Dianne Fuller, is leading the transformation of an area many had seen as hopeless. Now, it’s becoming a shining example of what can happen when you refuse to give up hope on a community.

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Georgia Power employees help refurbish derelict Macon house that will become decent home

Georgia Power employees help refurbish derelict Macon house that will become decent home

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

That’s a question about 20 employees of Georgia Power were happy to answer on the MLK holiday Monday as they teamed up with The Fuller Center for Housing of Macon, Georgia, to help renovate a once-derelict house that will become a like-new home for a family in need. The work is being done in the Napier Heights area of the city, which has become ground zero for a major neighborhood revitalization effort.

Coverage of the work day is provide below by The Macon Telegraph and WXGA-TV.

 

 

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More than 100 Mercer University students help spruce up Macon’s Napier Heights area

More than 100 Mercer University students help spruce up Macon’s Napier Heights area

Mercer University has long been one of The Fuller Center’s partners in helping build and repair homes with Mercer students having traveled to faraway covenant partners in such places as India and Peru, as well as working right in their backyard with their local covenant partner, The Fuller Center for Housing of Macon, Georgia. On Saturday, more than 100 Mercer students worked with The Fuller Center of Macon in the Napier Heights area, a blighted area not far from the school where The Fuller Center of Macon and other entities in the city are teaming up to improve living conditions. The Macon Telegraph caught up with Mercer students and Fuller Center of Macon Executive Director Dianne Fuller to compile a report that you can read at this link. You can see a separate video below: