Local Organizations Offer a Day of Service

7:05 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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For many thousands of Americans Monday wasn't just a day off, or even inauguration day, it was a day of service.

13WMAZ's Jennifer Moulliet caught up with two Central Georgia groups to show you how they gave back.

"We are starting our project to renovate this 1920's house." says Diane Fuller, a member of the Fuller Center for Housing's board. 

Fuller says they're converting two apartments back into a single family house. "We're going to put a new roof, plumbing, new electrical, sand the floors, new paint, interior and exterior," explains Fuller. 

Fuller says the payments on the home will be affordable, and the family won't be charged interest.

"This family would normally not be able to own their own home, because they can't qualify for a bank loan, but through the Fuller Center they'll be able to own this home, " says Fuller. 

The family's payments will then go into an account to fund renovations for other low income families.

"We believe that all of God's children should have a simple and decent place to live that's affordable for them." says Fuller.

The Fuller Center for Housing will host their sixth annual bike adventure across the country this summer to raise money for their projects. To find out how you can join the movement visit the Fuller Center website.

Across town Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority served lunch at the Daybreak Center.

 "We're here today to serve. MLK said that we can all serve and on this day on his birthday our sorority nationally is doing Sunday supper," explains sorority president, Sekema Harris Harmon. 

They served homemade hot soup, homemade sandwiches and dessert.

She says, "We want to help those that we see everyday. Those that we might pass on the street, those that may be homeless. We're here today because our sorority is taking a day on not a day off."

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