Fuller Center gets helping hand from out-of-state students

Published 7:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2019

WEST POINT — Fifteen students from Wittenberg University are in town this week to offer a helping hand for two local work projects.

“They are members of a Fuller Center chapter at their school,” said Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Director Kim Roberts. “They go to help different Fuller Center chapters each year. We were lucky enough to get them to come here this year.”

A HELPING HAND FOR THE CFCP: The Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project (CFCP) is getting some work done on two current work projects thanks to some students from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

On Monday, the students were on Avenue K doing some needed work for a rehab project. “They did some interior work, such as put in the insulation for the home we are rehabbing for Willie McQueen. They put in the sheetrock and did some inside painting,” Roberts said.

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The CFCP and Refuge Point Church are collaborating on the project for a 62-year-old vision-impaired man.

The students were treated to Johnny’s Pizza at the end of the day.

Cleaning up: Students from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio helped to restore a home on Avenue K in West Point Monday afternoon. They helped with install insulation, painting, cleaning and more throughout the week. They are members of a Fuller Center chapter at their school and take trips to communities where work is needed by Fuller Center partners.
“We were luck enough to get them this year,” Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Executive Director Kim Roberts said Monday afternoon.

“They’ll also be painting Terrence Lovelace’s house in the Waterworks neighborhood in West Point,” Roberts said.

Lovelace is wheelchair-bound and lives in a house built by the CFCP approximately 10 years ago.

This will be the first time the exterior of the house has gotten a new coat of paint since it was constructed.

Accompanied by chaperones, the students will be staying this week at the Lakeview Cabin, located in Valley Industrial Park.

Mayor Steve Tramell is supervising the work.