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.
In Haiti, we’ve worked to help families build 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.