Albany residents' homes get makeovers - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany residents' homes get makeovers

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Local artists auction work to benefit Albany Humane Society

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 08:07:28 GMT
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. More >>
    Animal lovers can give back to the Albany Humane Society in a very unique way. Local artists will be auctioning off their work to benefit the non-profit organization through Artists for Animals. 
    More >>
  • Worth County is Camera Ready

    Worth County is Camera Ready

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:56 GMT
    Karen Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive DirectorKaren Rackley, Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
    Every county in Georgia is now camera ready.Worth County is one of the final 20 counties that just earned the designation meant to show television and movie producers that local communities are able and willing to help them. More >>
  • Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Sylvester city departments remain without phone service

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:50:33 GMT
    Bill Yearta, Mayor of SylvesterBill Yearta, Mayor of Sylvester
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>
    All city departments in Sylvester remain without phone service. The phone system went down on Monday at Sylvester City Hall and the police, fire, and public works departments.More >>

April 26, 2003

< P> < STRONG> Albany-  "It feels like I'm flying away, It's just beautiful. It feels so good." 80 year old, Callie Jones has lived at 1207 South Van Buren Street for more than thirty years, and now, she says her home is getting a long over due make over.

She adds, "They're fixing the bathroom, kitchen, and cabinets." And the list goes on and on, and it's a list these volunteers say they don't mind completing.

Volunteer, Melinda Hicks, says, "I just love to give to the community, and I hope if one day if I ever had to have this, someone will help me."

Volunteer, Kevin Carter, says, "It's helping people out and the environment and that lady needed her house done, so I told my daddy I was going to come help." As Callie Jones waited for the finished product, Gordon Avenue resident, Jessie Benton, admires what a day of hard work left behind."

Benton says, "They painted the trim and trimmed all of the windows that needed painting really bad, and this door was deteriorating and they replaced that."

These are all replacements that warm Jessie's heart. She says, "It shows there are a lot of people that have a lot of love, caring and sharing in their hearts."

Both Benton and Jones say their newly repaired homes will remind them of what giving back truly means. Rebuilding together with Christmas in April volunteers repaired sixteen homes around the Albany community Saturday.

Posted at 4:00PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com