Two new homes for seniors in desperate need going up in Millard Fuller’s hometown of Lanett, Alabama
LANETT, Alabama — Theresa Davidson, 65, has been living in a hotel since a fire destroyed her home. Oscar Davis, 72, has been living in a dilapidated home that has no electricity or running water. His dream is to have a decent home so that his young granddaughter can visit him.
Thanks to the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project’s supporters and volunteers, both of them will soon have two cozy new homes to call their own — right next door to each other in Fuller Center for Housing founder Millard Fuller’s hometown. Work began in earnest as walls were raised on Saturday, and Fuller Center for Housing Vice President Stacey Odom-Driggers was on hand to witness the excitement.
“I arrived on Saturday to see about 35 volunteers working away on two poured pads,” she said. “They had the walls up on one home and were preparing to get the other walls up. It was amazing to see such a diverse group working together along with the homeowners.
“The project came together quickly according to Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Executive Director Kim Roberts,” she added. “When folks heard the needs of these two seniors, they all pitched in to make it happen. These two 800-square-feet homes will be perfect. They will also be putting one of the tiny homes from Auburn University next door.”
For the complete story, see the Valley Times-News story below and a photo gallery from Saturday’s activity.