Moultrie Hosts College Spring Breakers for 'Mega Impact Week'

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

When you think of a dedicated volunteer, a college kid on his or her Spring Break doesn't usually come to mind.

But a group of students are giving back in one south Georgia city, and in a big way.

Cheryle Reeves is overseeing the "Mega Impact Week" of service and says, "We have about 100 students and leaders ... who came to Moultrie, Georgia during their Spring Break just to make a difference in our community. They're working on homes, community agencies ... just really making a difference in the lives of people here."

For the past few days, students from the University of Tennessee have partnered with community members in Moultrie to help residents whose homes and neighborhoods need a little sprucing up.

Resident Otis Bass is one of many in South Georgia benefitting from the "Mega Impact Week" service project.

Says Bass, "We're working on getting [my] house in shape. It's kinda an old house ... we had a blessing from the Lord."

Volunteers have already repaired, renovated, and cleaned up in all types of ways.

Students involved say they're happy to spend their time off from classes giving back.

Says University of Tennessee Senior Wil Southerland, "I wouldn't say it's sacrificing fun by any means ... we're having a really good time, so it's win-win. It's fun for us and it does something that's good for the community."

Moultrians say they couldn't be more grateful for the extra hands and positive attitudes.

The "Mega Impact Week" is sponsored by Moultrie-based Heritage Church.

Event organizers say this is the second year in a row the students have traveled from Tennessee to volunteer in the community.

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