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Volunteers on cross-country trip repair storm-damaged roof

Fuller Center volunteers help repair roof of storm-damaged home. (Source: WALB) Fuller Center volunteers help repair roof of storm-damaged home. (Source: WALB)
Thomas Weber (Source: WALB) Thomas Weber (Source: WALB)
Volunteers helped repair the roof on Sweetbriar. (Source: WALB) Volunteers helped repair the roof on Sweetbriar. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One Albany homeowner, who hasn't had a solid roof since the January storms, now has a brand new roof-- thanks to complete strangers.

Volunteers with The Fuller Center for Housing helped repair a storm damaged roof on a home on Sweetbriar Road Tuesday. 

This particular group of volunteers is on the Fuller Center Bike Adventure.

They've been pedaling an average of 75 miles a day, six days a week, for a nine-week cross-country trip that started in California, and will end in Savannah.

During their trip, they stop to volunteer to help people in need. 

Thomas Weber, from Colorado, is his seventh year with the Fuller Center He said volunteer opportunities like this one keep him coming back. 

"I started this ride very selfishly, wanting to ride across the country on my bicycle. And it doesn't take more than one or two stops like this to change your heart.  It's no more about riding across the country, it's about helping people," said Weber.

The volunteers will end their Bike Adventure this coming Saturday in Savannah. 

Churches in Albany provided meals for the volunteers.

Sunniland donated the shingles for Tuesday's project.

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