Fuller Center dedicates sixth home in Beauregard

Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2019

BEAUREGARD — On Tuesday evening, the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project (CFCP) dedicated the sixth new home it has constructed in Beauregard this year.

Located on U.S. 80, the new home is for Misty Baker and her two teenage daughters, Madison and Kayleigh, who lost their home in the March 3 tornado that killed 23 people and left many people homeless.

The sponsors for the new home are the Columbus First Baptist Church, WRBL Channel 3 and Kissin’ 99.3.

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“The house captains for the build were Tommy Hinton and Peter Salemme,” CFCP Executive Director Kim Roberts said. “Peter is from Fuller Center Disaster and will be with us through the Legacy Build. He is so helpful, and we are excited to have him helping us.”

This coming Sunday afternoon, the final set of walls needed for the 2019 Legacy Build will be put together by members of the Restoration Church in Auburn.

“That will give us 18 sets of them, and we’ll be ready to go,” Roberts said. “We could start standing the walls and setting the trusses before the Legacy Build starts. That would have us in great shape the week the work starts.”

The Legacy Build will be taking place the week of Sept. 29 through Oct. 4. It will start with a big kickoff dinner at Providence Baptist Church. Pastor Rusty Sowell and the members of the church will be treating a large number of local volunteers and people from throughout the U.S. who will be coming here to do volunteer work for the Fuller Center.

“We will be building 11 new homes,” Roberts said. “Our Fuller Center volunteers will be coming from 28 different states. We’re expecting around 150 of them. When the local volunteers are included, we will have between 250 and 300 people on our job sites every day. “

The house co-captains will consist of Salemme, Bob Pack, Daniel Holland, Michael Dilworth, Chuck Ingram, Peter Myer, Charles Von, Randy Smith, Riley Belcher, Barry Stuck, Tim Showers, A.J. Jewell, Doug Dewberry, Ronnie Garrett, Mark Butler, Anthony Stoll, Doug Stephens, Bryce Kujat, Steve Graber, Eldon Graber and Steve Tramell.

The final new home to be built by the CFCP this year will be in Smiths Station. That work project will begin Monday, Oct. 21. The new home will be replacing the mobile home Wendy Johnson lost in the tornado. The Johnson home will be the 18th new home in Lee County the CFCP has had a hand in building.

“We have had a very busy year this year,” Roberts said. “But it has meant a lot to me and Robin (Pierre) to have had the opportunity to do it. It’s been a lot of work, but it has been a blessing.”