Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is the Vice-President for Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

Chris Johnson

Legacy Build gets boost from volunteers near and far — some from very far

Legacy Build gets boost from volunteers near and far — some from very far

(Photo: Legacy Build volunteers Zenon Colque of Lima, Peru, and Monica Cardenas of Bogota, Colombia) BEAUREGARD, Ala. — When total volunteer hours are tallied after the conclusion of the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build, that number is expected to set a record for volunteer hours at a single Fuller Center event — by a long […]

10th anniversary Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicks off in Beauregard, Alabama

10th anniversary Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicks off in Beauregard, Alabama

The 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build — a tornado-recovery effort in Beauregard, Alabama — kicked off Sunday night with a packed house at host Providence Baptist Church that saw volunteers treated to a wonderful dinner, partner families recognized, house leaders thanked and supporters honored. The Fuller Center for Housing would like to express its gratitude […]

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: 100th Fuller Center home in La Florida, Peru

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: 100th Fuller Center home in La Florida, Peru

Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure coordinator Connor Ciment’s years of service with The Fuller Center for Housing are drawing to a close, but he’s going out with a bang. Today, he sat down with Fuller Center President David Snell to talk about his most recent adventure — not on a bicycle but on a Fuller Center […]

Englishman Tim Bruce talks about his uniquely American experience on Bicycle Adventure

Englishman Tim Bruce talks about his uniquely American experience on Bicycle Adventure

Retiring after 35 years working with the UK’s public housing sector, Chilcompton, England’s Tim Bruce was ready for a challenge — and he found it with The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure this year, riding more than 3,500 miles from Seattle to Washington, D.C. It turned out to be an arduous yet uplifting journey as his […]

After 30-plus years in “temporary” shelter, Armenian family to soon have decent home

After 30-plus years in “temporary” shelter, Armenian family to soon have decent home

Since a massive earthquake struck Armenia in 1988, the Soghoyan-Tadevosyan family has been living in a metal shipping container. Unfortunately, this is not a unique story as thousands of Armenian families have been living in these “domiks” that were provided by the Soviet Union as “temporary” shelters after the disaster. But the Soviet Union collapsed, […]

Auburn’s Restoration Church builds walls for 18th Fuller Center home in tornado recovery

Auburn’s Restoration Church builds walls for 18th Fuller Center home in tornado recovery

By the end of 2019, there will be 18 new Fuller Center homes for families impacted by the March 3 tornado in Lee County, Alabama — thanks the tremendous support of volunteers, businesses, local leaders and the faith community. One of those faith communities — Restoration Church of Auburn — braved sweltering temperatures on Sunday […]

“Emily Build” puts finishing touch on homeowner’s recovery and redemption

“Emily Build” puts finishing touch on homeowner’s recovery and redemption

Melanie Moss climbed her way out of a life of drug addiction and now helps others on their road to recovery by working for the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana. The last step in Melanie’s road to a full recovery would be a simple, decent place to live. Thankfully, that is […]

Six months after Beauregard tornado, 6th new Fuller Center home dedicated

Six months after Beauregard tornado, 6th new Fuller Center home dedicated

Misty Baker and her daughters were living in a mobile home when a massive tornado struck the rural Alabama community of Beauregard on March 3, 2019. Though their home was massively damaged, they continued to live in it in the months afterward, stepping around buckets that caught rain coming through the roof and mopping up […]