MLGW Project MAX volunteers turn houses into homes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MLGW Project MAX volunteers turn houses into homes

Dozens of volunteers showed up in Frayser to help MLGW customers-in-need prepare for more hot weather. Dozens of volunteers showed up in Frayser to help MLGW customers-in-need prepare for more hot weather.
MLGW employees founded Project MAX in 1984.  They help more than 100 residents each year. MLGW employees founded Project MAX in 1984. They help more than 100 residents each year.
MLGW customer Christine Granberry said Project MAX has been a blessing to her. MLGW customer Christine Granberry said Project MAX has been a blessing to her.

(WMC-TV) - Dozens of volunteers pounded the pavement in Frayser Saturday to help MLGW customers-in-need prepare for yet another hot week.

Christine Granberry choked up as 100 Project MAX volunteers installed wheelchair ramps at Granberry's and three other Frayser homes.

"Don't make me cry, because I'll cry," said Granberry, an MLGW customer.  "It's just a blessing to me."

The neighborhood watch says nerve damage in her legs prevented her from carrying out everyday tasks.

"I can take my wheelchair and go down the street and talk to my neighbors and put my flyers up," explained Granberry.  "I couldn't do those things."

With another week of sweltering temperatures ahead, volunteers also weatherized homes, replaced water heaters and installed air conditioners where seniors and physically-challenged MLGW customers live.

The volunteers, who handed out more than 400 energy kits, said giving is just as good as receiving.

Ironically, Granberry has donated to MLGW's One-Plus program for years and never expected to be a recipient.

"That one-plus dollar that I've given for so many years, now it's helping me," Granberry said.

She invited District Attorney General Amy Weirich to be part of her special moment.

"When my dad and my son and I pulled up earlier," said Weirich. "It was a great feeling and one of those moments you're most proud to be a Memphian."

"I just thank God for allowing me to have the things that I'm getting and to see so many people come out," Granberry said. "People I never thought would be at my house."

MLGW employees founded Project MAX in 1984.  They help more than 100 residents each year.

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