Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
January 19, 2004
Americus-- New Horizons Board Member Wes Wheeler says, "It is challenging, but week by week, month by month, year by year we are making great progress."
New Horizons is making progress toward building more homes in Americus.
We all know that Americus is home to Habitat for Humanity International. But did you know the city is also home to New Horizons? If you don't, you are not alone.
New Horizons is the Habitat affiliate for the city of Americus and it has lived in the shadow of the much larger International for years. But, the King Day build is a new start for the Habitat chapter.
This year's Martin Luther King Day project in Americus is something different--a 6,000 square foot community center.
But, something else is different about today too, "When I got here today I asked my preacher to give a preacher's estimate, how many people we have here today, and he said at least 300 plus and 80% of them are young people. It is exciting to see them come from all the schools, public and private, getting involved and giving up a holiday in many cases to come out and work that is very exciting."
Exciting alright--this is the biggest turnout ever for New Horizons. Plus, most of the volunteers are under the age of 21.
"It is really fun. It is a fun environment you are working hard and it feels good." Shawnmarie Clements is getting a little advice on how to hammer a nail, "They taught me that if I use it hold the handle instead of the top of it. I'll work faster cause with Physics I'll hit it harder."
Many of the teens here today aren't that experienced with hammering either, but they are willing to learn. That's a desire that would have made Dr. King proud.
The Community Center will house the Boys and Girls Club--the first partnership of its kind nationwide between both organizations.