Independent home improvement retailers are coming together with the North American Retail Hardware Association to lead an industry-wide effort to provide quality and affordable housing for families by partnering with The Fuller Center for Housing.
The Fuller Center is a faith-based nonprofit organization that seeks to eradicate poverty housing by forming partnerships with individuals andcommunity groups to rehabilitate or build homes with families in need. Families retain their dignity by being full partners in the process, contributing "sweat equity" hours and paying zero-percent-interest mortgages on terms they can afford. These payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity to help others become homeowners.
In addition to being partners with The Fuller Center, the NRHA has launched the Save a House/Make a Home Fund as a way for retailers, manufacturers and distributors to participate in The Fuller Center’s cause. The fund will raise cash donations to "stock" a virtual warehouse, which will provide product purchasing power for repairing and renovating homes. The Fuller Center’s innovative Save a House/Make a Home initiative gives unwanted or donated vacant houses new life as renovated homes for families in need.
To contribute by mail, send a check payable to "Fuller Center for Housing" and put "NHRA Fund" in the memo section. Mail to:
P.O. Box 523
Americus, GA 31709
Or call The Fuller Center at 229-924-2900 to make a payment by phone.
The North American Retail Hardware Association works with thousands of independent hardware retailers, lumber yards and related businesses across North America. The NHRA has been serving the needs of independent hardware retailers in the United States and Canada for over 110 years. Their purpose is to help independent home improvement retailers become better and more profitable merchants. The NHRA shares many common bonds with the grass-roots mission of The Fuller Center for Housing, and we expect our relationship to grow and further benefit its retailers, our missions and families in need of a hand up.