The Macon Area Habitat for Humanity will dedicate the 2009 Mercer University Build home on Wednesday, July 15, at noon. The home is located at 4160 Marion Ave. in Lynwood Estates is now owned by the Baldwin family. The Mercer University Build home is the result of a partnership between Mercer University and Mercer’s Habitat Student Chapter. The University and the chapter contributed volunteer work as well as money to help build the home.
Volunteers, including many Mercer faculty, staff and students, began constructing the home in early January and it was completed in May. In addition to Mercer, the build was supported by 27 sponsors representing foundations, Macon-Bibb County churches, businesses, local government agencies, local contractors and national corporations. The Mercer Build home is the 14th of at least 46 homes to be built as part of Macon Area Habitat’s Lynmore Estates Neighborhood Revitalization project, and is Macon Area Habitat for Humanity’s 70th home.
Macon Area Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian housing ministry devoted to ending substandard housing. Macon Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in Macon in 1986 to serve Bibb and Jones counties, partnering with families in need to build them simple, decent houses with affordable, no-interest mortgages. Macon Area Habitat for Humanity has committed itself to revitalizing the Lynmore Estates neighborhood in south Macon, otherwise known as the Peach Orchard, at least through 2012.