Above: The 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Shreveport, Louisiana
Dozens of volunteers from across the country will converge on the community of Valley, Alabama, the week of September 18-23 to honor the legacy of service of Millard Fuller — the late Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree who founded Habitat for Humanity and then The Fuller Center for Housing to help millions of people have simple, decent, affordable places to call home.
Millard Fuller was born and raised in adjacent Lanett, Alabama, making this seventh annual Legacy Build extra special. It’s also the first repeat site host as the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project hosted the first Legacy Build in Lanett after Fuller’s death at the age of 74 in 2009.
This will be the domestic portion of the 2016 Legacy Build. During the international portion in July, volunteers traveled to Armenia to build 12 homes for families.
Where: The gathering point for the two new homes to be built that week is 215 Huguley Road, Valley. The 5 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 18, kickoff dinner and celebration will be at the Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive in Valley.
When: The kickoff celebration at dinner will be 5 p.m. EDT, Sunday, Sept. 18. Workdays will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept, 19-23. Dedication ceremonies for the two new homes and one rehab project will be at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23.
For more information: Contact Fuller Center Director of Communications Chris Johnson at 706-315-7116 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Chris Johnson will be on site all week in Valley if you would like help arranging interviews with The Fuller Center president, local leaders, homeowners or volunteers.
RESOURCES & LINKS:
Report from Armenia: A look back at the international portion of this year’s Legacy Build in Armenia.
Video: A look back at last year’s Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Shreveport: