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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
September 6, 2005
Americus - Volunteers will rebuild thousands of homes beginning as early as this month.
It took just seconds for homes to be wiped out in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, but it will take years to rebuild them. Habitat Spokesperson, Molly Parrish, says, "We're going to do what we can to get everyone back in a home as soon as possible."
Habitat for Humanity International is launching "Operation Home Delivery", a campaign to rebuild thousands of homes, but they need money and volunteers in order to deliver.
Parrish says, "We're hoping they just pour in. Once we are able to do that we'll start what we're calling home in a box." Housing frames will be built all over the country and shipped to the Gulf Coast for quick assembly. They will be standard habitat homes, between 1100 and 1300 square feet, two to three bedrooms.
She says, "Very typical habitat home, but for these homeowners, it will be better than what they have right now." And for many, a glance at a better future.
"These people, obviously, have lost more than just a home," says Parrish, "so our plan is, as other organizations are helping with their immediate needs, we're hoping to get the long term process and help them grieve and get back on the road to success."
A road that may be well-worn and long winding, but, will eventually lead them home. If you would like to donate time or money to the project, contact Habitat for Humanity at 1-800-habitat.