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Homeowner Update in Plaquemines Parish

Homeowner Update in Plaquemines Parish

Submitted by: Bart Tucker, Director Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders The homes we’re building with the United Way grant are coming along nicely. This week United Way used their connections to recruit volunteers from the local community. In addition to getting a lot done, I drew much satisfaction from getting the local community involved. You might […]

House Dedications Finally Bring Home Katrina Evacuees

House Dedications Finally Bring Home Katrina Evacuees

Submitted by Bart Tucker Director Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders There’s good news abounding in Plaquemines! As most of you know, Disaster ReBuilders came to Plaquemines expecting to start work in January on homes funded by a United Way grant. As a result of different delays, that work didn’t actually begin until the end of March. […]

Update on the Flooding in Plaquemines Parish

Submitted by Bart Tucker Director Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders We’ve continued to closely monitor the flooding situation. The Corps of Engineers has now formally announced the decision to open the Morganza spillway. That’s a big safety valve for many and disaster for those in the flood plains. The fact that this spillway hasn’t been opened […]

Recent Storms-Early Report

Recent Storms-Early Report

Submitted by Glen Barton Vice President, US Field Operations The Fuller Center for Housing As soon as it became apparent the magnitude of the recent tornados, we at Fuller Center began calling Covenant Partners in the possibly impacted areas. Our covenant partners were spared. However, hundreds of people in nearby communities were not so fortunate. Many are […]

The Blessing of Rebirth Needed in Plaquemines Parish

I’m used to the new birth and life of spring gently reminding me that Easter is approaching. In Plaquemines, we’ve been in spring for some time. In fact, the blackberries are almost done. The result is that Easter has snuck up on us here! Thank goodness we had Palm Sunday for early warning.   Recently, […]

Progress in Plaquemines Parish-Help still needed!

Progress in Plaquemines Parish-Help still needed!

We’re making grand progress in Plaquemines Parish! Don’t get me wrong, we still need you to come for a day, a week or a month to keep our momentum! But the two complete rehabs we’re doing are in "float and tape" and looking great! By the end of today we’ll have a blacked in roof […]