History – Timeline & Milestones (2007)

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David Snell travels to Nepal for Fuller Center2007

January – Lynda Spofford of Lanett, Ala. joins FCH staff as VP of Communications.

Millard has 2007 speaking engagements to World Presidents Organization, San Francisco, Calif.; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.; Affordable Housing Conference, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Annual Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Conference, Little Rock, Ark.; Renaissance Weekend, Banff, Alberta, Canada; Minneapolis “Building on Higher Ground” Project, Minneapolis, Minn.; International Marriage Enrichment Celebration, Orlando, Fla.; Gateway Business Alliance, Indianapolis, Ind.; Southwestern Washington Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wa.; “101 Powerful Women…and a Few Good Men” Conference, San Diego, Calif. and National Missionary Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

March – Kick-off for Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Initiative with 500-house goal to eliminate poverty housing in West Point, Ga. and Lanett, Ala. FCH added covenant partners also in Illinois and South Carolina and in the nations of El Salvador and Democratic Republic of Congo.

April – Millard Fuller’s 10th book, Building Materials for Life – Volume III published.

Debbie and Wayne Hall present keys to homeowner at CFCP dedicationMay – Speaking tour in Minnesota – 20 speeches in a week in six cities plus numerous interviews including statewide one-hour interview on Minnesota Public Radio.

July – 40 volunteers, led by Jeff Cardwell of Indianapolis, traveled to El Salvador to build four houses in a week to launch the work of The Fuller Center in that Latin American country. First phase of work in El Salvador is 100 houses.

September – Second Annual Linda and Millard Fuller Blitz Build held in Shreveport, La. Nine new houses and five renovations completed.  25 FCH houses completed in Nigeria.

October – Release of House That Love Built: The Story of Linda and Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center for Housing.

November – First Student Builders group started – Harvard University.  FCH in 15 states and six other countries.

December – A category of house building for the Fuller Center evolved from the Greater Blessing program.  For homeowners  needing $10,000 or more in renovations, there is a mortgage based on no profit, no interest re-payments.

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