Fuller Center Disaster Recovery Fund

If you prefer to donate by check please send to:
The Fuller Center
P.O. Box 523
Americus, GA 31709

Natural disasters always move generous people to give of their time and/or money to help impacted families. Unfortunately, the immediate relief, while important and necessary, too often dissipates when attention shifts to another disaster.

The Fuller Center, in partnership with our supporters and covenant partners in the United States and around the world, focuses on long-term recovery. The eastern coast of Texas will be dealing with the after-effects from Harvey for years to come. By then, the attention will have faded, and families still in trouble may be losing hope. We will work to extend a helping hand-up to those who fall through the cracks of government, insurance and other standard assistance — those who have almost given up hope.

Consider the case of the Bennett family of Pearl River, Louisiana. They lost their home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. They lived in a FEMA trailer for more than a decade and had almost given up hope before they learned about The Fuller Center for Housing. Our partners at the Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center in Hammond, Louisiana — which currently works extensively with families affected by 2016 flooding there — helped them build a new home on their family land. Click here to read their story of faith and hope restored.

In Haiti, we’ve worked to help families build more than 200 safe, permanent homes since the 2010 earthquake and set the standard for how to help Haitians rebuild — and our work there continues. We’ve ramped up our work in Nepal since the April 2015 earthquake in which every Fuller Center home built about 30 miles from the quake’s epicenter emerged unscathed. In fact, to help more Nepalese, our covenant partner there is training masons and builders in the safe building techniques that worked for Fuller Center homes so that many more families — not just Fuller Center partner families — can rest a little easier in safe homes. In Louisiana, covenant partners are working with like-minded organizations to help families recover from historic flooding in 2016.

There always will be natural disasters, and immediate relief agencies will be on the scene. But when those groups leave, and concerned locals in need ask for our hand in partnership, we’ll be there as long as it takes to see the recovery through.

But we can only do it with your help.

 

 

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