Oct. 26 For a few hours before a meeting today I helped Tristan start to clean and straighten up the tent hospital Notre Dame ran out of the compound where I stay in the months immediately following the earthquake. Now, the various medical groups in the area can’t afford to mix cholera patients with their regular […]
The Fuller Center for Housing just completed its 10th home in Haiti in response to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country 10 months ago on Jan. 12. “We’ve built six homes in Leogane and four in Saintard,” said Fuller Center President David Snell who recently returned from Haiti. “The number looks a little modest […]
By Christopher Brooke Galax Gazette HILLSVILLE, Va. — In just days after getting building permits, Carroll County High School students have nailed and glued a sturdy floor together for the 48-by-24-foot ranch house. The project will take the youth in the building trades 1 and 2 classes through the particulars of masonry, carpentry, electrical and […]
In late October, Fuller Center President David Snell traveled to Haiti to check on progress there. He was pleased to see the 10 new homes in place there and confirmed that building will soon begin on land in a village called Balan through a partnership with a Jesuit group called Foi et Joie Haïti. Hear […]
David reports on his recent trip to Haiti and the volunteer opportunities for helping to rebuild there. Check out the volunteer opportunities the Fuller Center has coming up in Haiti. Read more about David’s trip to Haiti in his last blog entry.
Guidony & Ternelia Guillaume When the Jan. 12 earthquake hit Haiti, Ternelia Guillaume, 26, was outside in the yard with her 5-year-old son, Jean Guidony, while her newborn Eunice slept inside the house. As the house shook, Ternelia ran inside and scooped the baby up in her arms, bolting out the door as the house […]
Oct. 19 It is so energizing seeing the work teams that are here now interact with the Haitians all around us. There is something about the smiles and laughter ringing around the yard that just shoots energy through me. I hear distant chatter from one end of the Notre Dame compound to the other. The […]
Oct. 14 The week ahead brings two work teams from the States. I am full of excitement to see what we can do. We start a new front Saturday morning. Our focus will move to the track of land Heather and Gerson (who are working with the Fuller Center in Haiti) have. It is a […]