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
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, […]
Navy Volunteers with Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders for Blitz Week
Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans [NAS JRB] in Belle Chasse, Committee for Plaquemines Recovery, United Way of Greater New Orleans and The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are partnering to rebuild the home of Peter Bay Le. Read about the build here
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 […]
Neighborhood of Choice
“We are transforming Boston Court into a neighborhood where people want to live and not where people have to live” Don Erler, president of Louisville Fuller Center said at the dedication of 5 homes in the Shawnee area of Louisville. The Derby City Build brought together 100 volunteers during the week of March 14-17 and included […]
Help-These families have been waiting six long years!
Hopefully, today we put the first piling in the ground for the four houses we’re building under the United Way grant. That’s the exciting news! The "not so exciting news" is that we’ve been notified this week that we no longer have 200 days to complete these houses. We now have to have them done […]