By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications
The past month ended on a high note with the conclusion of the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders' Back to Biloxi blitz build, building a new home for the Nguyen family and giving four existing homes new life through major repair or massive renovations.
We are marking our 10th anniversary this year, and we just passed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was fitting that our Back to Biloxi build wrapped up on the 10th anniversary of Katrina and that we will be heading to Shreveport later this month for the Millard Fuller Legacy Build because the call to help house Katrina refugees in Shreveport is what led to The Fuller Center's first homebuilding efforts in the U.S.
The Back to Biloxi build garnered great coverage for our ministry as you can see in these TV reports from early in the week and this report by Christian Broadcasting Network at the end of the week.
If you would like to join us for the Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Legacy Build in Shreveport, click here. Special hotel rates are available for reservations made by Sept. 12.
There was also some unfortunate news that a good friend of The Fuller Center and a long-time supporter of the Fullers' work, former President Jimmy Carter, is battling cancer. While we are praying for his recovery, we must say that we are impressed with the way he is handling this situation, which is how he handles everything in his life — with dignity, honesty, optimism and great faith.
Meanwhile, here are just some of the news and notes you may have missed during the month of August: