Leah Gernetzke

Fuller Center helps blind woman who was "living in terror" in Mississippi

Bettie Mae Williams, a single woman in her early 40s, has been legally blind for most of her life. Over the years, she’s learned to deal with the everyday challenges of her visual handicap.  But without warning, the Greenwood, Miss., resident found herself living with a different kind of challenge: quiet but constant, gut-wrenching fear. […]

"Serve beyond Cincinnati" arrives in Americus

By Leah Gernetzke Communications specialist Restoring water pipes, tile, cabinets, fixing drywall and replacing windows – that’s what’s on the agenda this week for students from the University of Cincinnati’s volunteer group "Serve Beyond Cincinnati," who are rolling up their sleeves so Nelmile Walker and her granddaughter can move back home. Ever since the pipes exploded […]

New Fuller Center covenant partnership forms in Joplin, Mo.

The Fuller Center for Housing has announced a new covenant partnership in Joplin, Mo., emphasizing a commitment to repairing the damage caused by a devastating tornado that ripped through the city just six months ago. “There is an immediate need to help families,” Joplin Fuller Center director Bob Barker said. “Thousands of families have been […]

Aveda's holiday fashion show will benefit the Fuller Center in Nepal

There are many ways to support The Fuller Center this holiday season, but few promise to be as fun-filled as Aveda’s Natural Alternatives Salon and Spa holiday fashion show this Sunday, December 4, in Knoxville, Tenn. The fashion show will be inspired by Nepalese clothing, as the spa has been sourcing custom lokta bark gift-wrapping […]

The Southwest Quarter Fuller Center begins its first project

The small country town of Lumpkin, Georgia may not attract much attention on a map, but big plans are now in the works for the newly resurrected Southwest Quarter Fuller Center covenant partner there.  At least, they’re big plans for local single mother Alethia Starling and her three children – LaParis (17), Tamara (12) and […]

Georgia's FCH-Henry County to host 2012 Millard Fuller Legacy Build

The Fuller Center for Housing of Henry County in McDonough, Ga., has officially been selected as the host for the fourth annual Millard Fuller Legacy Build. Though the paint has barely had time to dry on the 15 houses dedicated at the 2011 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Minden, La., excitement is already building for […]