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Man’s dying wish is to repair home he shares with his wife in West Point, Georgia

Man’s dying wish is to repair home he shares with his wife in West Point, Georgia

(Photo: Paul Truitt with Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Executive Director Kim Roberts) Man’s dying wish is to repair home he shares with his wife in West Point, Georgia (UPDATE: Volunteers with The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure helped fulfill this wish with a build day in June.) West Point, Georgia resident Paul Truitt is dying of […]

K’Hairi’s Christmas wish, three years later: Army veteran remains grateful, worries about others

K’Hairi’s Christmas wish, three years later: Army veteran remains grateful, worries about others

(Photo: Charlie Thell and Tim DuBois get a hug from Carla Ross as son K’Hairi looks on during the 2017 dedication of their new Fuller Center home in West Point, Georgia.) Few children have captured the hearts of Fuller Center supporters the way K’Hairi did in 2017 when he saw his long-time Christmas wish come […]

Kim Roberts leads Beauregard rebuilding efforts with trademark passion and fearlessness

Kim Roberts leads Beauregard rebuilding efforts with trademark passion and fearlessness

Kim Roberts’ name was the first that came to mind when East Alabama Medical Center’s charitable outreach arm, Cornerstone Foundation, was looking for someone to lead rebuilding efforts for families impacted by the devastating EF-4 tornado that struck Beauregard, Alabama, on March 3. It wasn’t because Roberts is someone who knows a thing or two […]

Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project’s church partnerships on full display

Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project’s church partnerships on full display

Photo: Flanked by Refuge Point Church Pastor Matthew Thrower (left) and West Point Mayor Steve Tramell, homeowner partner Willie McQueen reacts to the unexpected gift of an Auburn University flag to display at his restored home. The Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project is in the midst of its busiest year ever with much of the intensity […]

250 Point University students spruce up West Point, Georgia neighborhood

250 Point University students spruce up West Point, Georgia neighborhood

The Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project hosted more than 250 students from Point University, who spruced up more than two dozen homes and yards in the Roper Heights neighborhood of West Point, Georgia, on Friday. A volunteer team from Hyundai-Dymos, Point University staff and coaches, and West Point Mayor Steve Tramell also provided big lifts to […]

Christmas comes early for elderly couple badly in need of home repairs & spirit boost

Christmas comes early for elderly couple badly in need of home repairs & spirit boost

General and Sarah Winston are each 83 years old and have been married for 57 of those years. As General suffered a stroke in recent years and Sarah’s arthritis worsened to the point of having to use a wheelchair, their beautiful home in West Point, Georgia, began to suffer, as well. In fact, their struggles […]

Volunteers raising two new houses near Millard Fuller’s hometown

Volunteers raising two new houses near Millard Fuller’s hometown

Fuller Center for Housing founder Millard Fuller was born and raised in Lanett, Alabama. Adjacent to that city are Valley, Alabama, and West Point, Georgia. Two new houses are going up in each of those communities with work having started this month and completion slated for next month. Dozens of volunteers in Valley from First […]

Hospital employees building “Christmas present” for co-worker’s family

Hospital employees building “Christmas present” for co-worker’s family

Last month, volunteers turned an empty lot in West Point, Georgia, into a standing house with walls, a shingled roof, windows and doors. It was phase one of a two-week effort. Phase two begins this Monday as volunteers from East Alabama Medical Center-Lanier work all week to apply the finishing touches to a home for […]