Macon man says student volunteers are his Christmas miracles

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A local man says some out of state volunteers are giving him a Christmas miracle.

Ten University of Cincinnati students are spending the week repairing homes in Macon.

All are members of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

They’re working with Fuller Center Macon, who call this project the Greater Blessings project.

The project repairs and renovates homes up to $5,000.

“The family is placed on a very affordable payment plan that they can pay when money is available,” coordinator Dianne Fuller said.

Local sponsors helped pay for supplies such as tools, wood, ladders, and other construction equipment.

Fraternity leader Robert Kassinger says this is his third year doing this program and it gives him joy.

“It’s been really rewarding especially because this is something I love to do,” Kassinger said. “Being able to bring my brothers down here with me and show them how great this kind of work is, is pretty awesome.”

The group arrived this past Sunday and will work through Friday.

“I am so thankful for these men to come and help me repair my home,” homeowner Willie Frank Taylor said. “I have an elderly mom and if I couldn’t get the repairs done we would have had to move.”

The house needed major improvements to the roof, windows, and siding.

“I have tried to fix this house for years but it was too much for me,” Taylor said. “This is truly a Christmas miracle.”

The repairs are expected to be completed Friday.

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