Fifth Anniversary Celebration Project

Building one house for each year of success!

The Fuller Center commemorated its fifth anniversary by rolling up its sleeves and doing what it does best: putting your donations to good use and helping to lift people out of poverty by working with them to build safe, decent, affordable housing. 

Between March 15 and 27, 2010, we returned to Louisiana, where our initial effort began in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. University of Idaho students, an experienced green-build team from California, Fuller Center RV builders and volunteers from across the U.S. helped us construct five houses with our three covenant partners in Louisiana. 

Keep reading to learn more about the 5th anniversary houses and participating covenant partner locations:

Site 1: Northshore Fuller Center of Hammond, LA

Build: One, single-family home for Delores Black whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Location: Belle Chasse, La., (20 minutes south of New Orleans)

Site 2: Northwest Fuller Center of Shreveport, LA 
Build: Two, single-family homes
Location: The Allendale neighborhood of Shreveport

Site 3: Webster Fuller Center of Springhill, LA  
Build: Two, single-family homes. One is for Minnie Hawkins and the other is for Travis and Brandi Page and their four children. The house will be energy-efficient and built using sustainable methods. 
Location: Minnie’s house is in Minden (30 minutes east of Shreveport).
The Page house is in Springhill, 30 minutes north of Minden.

The Fuller Center’s fifth anniversary also marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In December 2005, nine months after its founding, The Fuller Center launched a major effort to "Build on Higher Ground" that helped low-income victims of Hurricane Katrina reconstruct their lives. Since 2005, 75 houses have been built or repaired in the Allendale neighborhood of Shreveport, where many Katrina evacuees fled to. The work has set Allendale – a once crime- and drug-ridden, rundown area – on a path toward rebirth and recovery. 

Learn more about The Fuller Center’s history here. 

Sign The Fuller Center Guestbook in commemoration of our 5th Anniversary.

Donate $5, $50 or $500 in honor of The Fuller Center’s 5th Anniversary. And now, as part of the 2-for-1 matching campaign, every dollar you donate will be doubled!

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