Fuller Center General

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:

By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications

It feels a little bit like summer out there, huh? OK, it feels more like the rim of a volcano out there, but the work of The Fuller Center is heating up across the nation and around the world. Here is a mere sampling of some of the things involving our affordable housing ministry that happened in July:

By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications

The first day of June saw the start of the Lind-A Hand Build — Linda Fuller's Build for Women — in Lanett, Alabama, hometown of Fuller Center founder Millard Fuller. I was there that day, and it was obvious from the start that this would be a June to remember. The ladies there ran ahead of schedule all week and did a fantastic job. The event culminated with an emotional dedication ceremony that Friday, something you can learn more about by checking out this link summarizing the week and then watch this video from the build.

Here are just some of the other Fuller Center events from June:

By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications

By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications

A wonderful month of April took a tragic turn toward the end of the month as a massive earthquake struck the exotic country of Nepal, where we built our first international houses.

We've since found out that the homes we've built in the Trishuli village just 30 miles from the quake's center are all safe and sound, as are our partner families in the community. But there is now even more work to be done in Trishuli and all across the nation. If you would like to contribute to our disaster recovery fund, please click here.

Here's a quick look at some of the other events and news around The Fuller Center for Housing from the past month: