Americus residents rebuild houses in Haiti with Fuller Center

Americus residents rebuild houses in Haiti with Fuller Center

AMERICUS, GA — Two Sumter County residents will rebuild in Haiti with The Fuller Center for Housing, a locally headquartered nonprofit working to provide adequate shelter for those in need.

Americus home-builder, Frank Purvis, arrived in Haiti April 5 to assess all aspects of the upcoming building project planned by The Fuller Center for Housing. And Jacob Battle of Leslie left Sunday for Haiti.

Purvis is joined by Billy Ponko of Indiana who will be directing Fuller Center operations in Haiti. The two are visiting four potential land sites in Carrefour and Leogane, determining exactly how a building project can unfold there. In addition, this initial trip includes visits with various organizations the Fuller Center will be working with in Haiti.

When Purvis and Ponko return to Americus on Wednesday they will convene with Fuller Center President David Snell to work out all remaining details and aid in launching the building project.

“Our hopes are to start building significantly within the month,” Snell said. The Fuller Center plans to involve Haitians seeking employment in addition to sending volunteer teams to Haiti to build.

To read more about the trip as it unfolds, follow The Fuller Center’s Haiti blog at fullercenter.org/blogs/haiti.

On Sunday, Fuller Center board member and volunteer Jacob Battle traveled to Bellanton, Haiti, to join a building initiative there.

Battle is traveling with another Fuller Center board member D.J. Bakken of Minnesota, who connected The Fuller Center with a nonprofit called City Lights Ministry. City Lights has worked in Haiti for years and is leading a Bellanton Transformation Project that includes building an orphanage, school, church and instigating economic development projects.On Sunday, Fuller Center board member and volunteer Jacob Battle traveled to Bellanton, Haiti, to join a building initiative there.

Battle is traveling with another Fuller Center board member D.J. Bakken of Minnesota, who connected The Fuller Center with a nonprofit called City Lights Ministry. City Lights has worked in Haiti for years and is leading a Bellanton Transformation Project that includes building an orphanage, school, church and instigating economic development projects. Continue reading >>

To learn more about the Haiti project and how you can help, click here.

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