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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Nearly three months after a powerful earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti and left a million homeless, folks in south Georgia haven't forgotten the victims.
The Fuller Center For Housing is sending a big group to Haiti to build homes for people currently living in Tent Cities. WALB News Ten'S Tayleigh Davis talked to one volunteer who's heading there this weekend.
Jacob Battle lives outside Americus where the Fuller Center for Housing headquarters sits. It's out here on hundreds of acres of land where Battle thinks of big plans, including prayers to build homes for families and children in Haiti.
"It's helping people and showing them we care, that I care," Battle said.
Battle is packing for a 12 day trip to Haiti. He's leaving Sunday to help build insulated concrete homes for Haitians. Each one costs $3,000 and should take a week to build.
"Building a house and giving people a place to stay will show mountains of love," Battle said
The homes are meant to withstand future earthquakes. Field Operations Director Ryan Iafigliola and his team have planned this mission for months. They have already sent two staffers to Leogane and Grand Goave. Battle's team will go to Bellanton near Port- au- Prince.
"The need is so enormous and the situation is to tragic but for us it's an opportunity to do something good to impact the world," Iafigliola said.
While Battle constructs homes, he will also build relationships with the earthquake victims. It all came from reflections out on the scenic view from his home that will help Battle change lives a thousand miles away. The Fuller Center hopes to build 5,000 homes in Haiti over the next five years. To contribute to the Fuller Center call 229-924-2900.