The Fuller Center is breaking ground on their first in Macon project this week. They are replacing a roof for Ann Brown who lives on Fort Hill Street. For Brown, the kind act by people who have never met her is a blessing.
"Not knowing you, and willing to help you, it's more than I can even say."
Brown's battled the storms with a leaky roof for one year. She lives on a fixed income, and she can't afford to patch it.
"Her roof was indeed on it's last leg, so we were happy to help her," says Dianne Fuller of the Fuller Center.
Brown reached out to the Fuller Center for Housing through a program called "A Greater Blessing". Their goal is to repair and rebuild homes in the macon area that need a little T-L-C.
"It was in bad shape," says Brown.
When she reached out for help, Ms. Brown thought, pieces of her roof might be patched or repaired. She never imagined the entire thing would be replaced for free.
"The idea is that Ms. Brown has been blessed now, and hopefully she can take that forward to someone else," says Fuller.
The blessing works both ways, says Tommy Dobbins. His company, Community Health Foundation, donated $1,000 to the project.
"I'm also a bit selfish because when you do something like this, you receive back often much more than you give."
Brown is overwhelmed by the generosity.
"I didn't have any way of getting this roof up here, so they came in to help me, and so I'm happy. You see my tears but I'm happy because they stepped in to help me."
Tomorrow morning the Fuller Center is asking for volunteers to help clean up the debris around Ms. Brown's house. They're meeting at 8:30 am at 1131 Fort Hill Street.
For more information on the Fuller Center, click here.