Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders

Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders-Warrior Creek Build

FCDR-Two Renovation Homes.jpg 6-2-2016In May 2016, Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and 115 volunteers partnered with Warrior Creek Development for a two-week build of six housing units (three duplexes) in Welch, West Virginia.

Warrior Creek Development is a nonprofit organized to address a spectrum of socioeconomic problems in the poorest county in West Virginia, McDowell County. This build focused on enhancing the education system in McDowell by building homes in Teachers Village. McDowell County has had the lowest ranked school system in West Virginia for the last ten years. One of the primary causes is high teacher turnover and poorly qualified teachers. McDowell has had difficulty hiring qualified teachers because of a lack of quality, affordable housing. Teachers Village is dedicated to addressing that issue.

Working on two 100-year old, two-story rehabs and one new construction duplex, 40 Disaster ReBuilders volunteers in Week One and 60 volunteers in Week Two pushed one rehab to move-in completion, a second rehab to beginning drywall, and the new construction to almost “blacked in.”
For additional information concerning the build contact Bart Tucker at bartowt@aol.com

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Upcoming Events:

Date: October 2016

Place: Ocean Springs, MS Build

Disaster ReBuilders is returning to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to blitz-build a new home and complete a major rehab. We expect that the number of volunteers will be limited, so please let us know if you’re interested at bart@disaster-rebuilders.org.

RECENT EVENTS:

Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders celebrated a week of building one new home and renewing 4 existing homes in Biloxi, MS marking the 10th Anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Volunteers from around the U.S. came together for the week of August 24th to build and restore homes for families that had been affected by Hurricane Katrina.

LINKS:

Tears Flow as Port Sulphur Woman Gets Homes-June 23, 2011

Man who lost everything getting new homeApril 12, 2011

Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders celebrates one year in Texas – July 6, 2010

Disaster ReBuilders celebrates 4-year partnership with AmeriCorps – April 15, 2010

Volunteers drive the work of Disaster ReBuilders – Feb. 17, 2010

Disaster ReBuilders leading hurricane recovery effort in Texas – Feb. 17, 2010

Ike volunteers get back to work – Jan. 7, 2010

Hurricane-damaged homes not forgotten – Aug. 1, 2009

Disaster ReBuilders Dedicates First Home as Fuller Center Mission Partner – Feb. 11, 2009

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Check out some of the pictures from the build!