Category: Disaster Rebuilders

Disaster ReBuilders helping families recover after Ida from new base in Hammond, Louisiana

Disaster ReBuilders helping families recover after Ida from new base in Hammond, Louisiana

Photo: Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders Director Bart Tucker (right) with AmeriCorps volunteers in Hammond, Louisiana. Photo courtesy David Danel Disaster ReBuilders helping families recover after Ida from new base in Hammond, Louisiana HAMMOND, Louisiana — The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are shutting down their Texas operation at the end of this month, but that doesn’t […]

KPLC-TV catches up with all-too-busy Disaster ReBuilders in weather-weary Louisiana

KPLC-TV catches up with all-too-busy Disaster ReBuilders in weather-weary Louisiana

Photo: Flooding in the Oak Park neighborhood of Lake Charles, Louisiana KPLC-TV catches up with all-too-busy Disaster ReBuilders in weather-weary Louisiana CHARLES, La. — Leaders of the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts to help families rebuild their lives in Louisiana after multiple hurricanes last year say they are absolutely heartbroken to see some of the […]

Louisiana homeowner helped by Disaster ReBuilders expresses gratitude in song

Louisiana homeowner helped by Disaster ReBuilders expresses gratitude in song

Homeowner helped by Disaster ReBuilders in Louisiana expresses gratitude in song There’s nothing quite like seeing the gratitude on the faces of the homeowners with whom we partner for new home builds, repairs or major recovery projects as our Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders often tackle. However, homeowners Jimmy and Sharon Henton took it a step […]

Texas’ winter storm brings new set of challenges for Disaster ReBuilders; volunteers needed

Texas’ winter storm brings new set of challenges for Disaster ReBuilders; volunteers needed

Texas’ winter storm brings new set of challenges for Disaster ReBuilders; volunteers needed When last month’s weeklong winter freeze struck all 254 Texas counties, millions lost electricity and the ability to heat their homes. Residents huddled together in shelters, while some families resorted to burning pieces of furniture to stay warm. Others perished in freezing […]

Poll: Disaster ReBuilders’ work voted ministry’s top story of 2020

Poll: Disaster ReBuilders’ work voted ministry’s top story of 2020

(Photo: Disaster ReBuilders dedicate the restored home of Roosevelt and Inez in Pamlico County, N.C., in November 2020. The couple had been displaced for more than two years after Hurricane Florence struck in 2018.) Poll: Disaster ReBuilders’ work voted ministry’s top story of 2020 The 2020 hurricane season set a record with 30 named storms […]

Disaster ReBuilders hit the ground running in Louisiana and are ready for volunteers

Disaster ReBuilders hit the ground running in Louisiana and are ready for volunteers

(Photo: Louisiana National Guard soldiers assess damage in Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura.) Disaster ReBuilders hit the ground running in Louisiana and are ready for volunteers The dichotomy of the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders is that they are grateful to be of service but wish their services were not needed. Unfortunately for families in Texas, […]

Disaster ReBuilders help Panama City families in the shadows of paradise

Disaster ReBuilders help Panama City families in the shadows of paradise

(Photo: Vietnam veteran Ray Moneymaker sits in his Panama City home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018. He has since lost his wife to cancer and suffered a stroke. Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work on his home is nearly complete.) Note: With an abundance of caution and a close eye on ever-changing […]

Wittenberg University student touts benefits of serving with Disaster ReBuilders in Florida

Wittenberg University student touts benefits of serving with Disaster ReBuilders in Florida

Maria Miller (shown at left), a junior finance major at Springfield, Ohio’s Wittenberg University, recently wrote a piece for her school about the week she and seven schoolmates spent restoring homes with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders in Panama City, Florida, last month. Maria writes: “In the uplifting week I had, these people have shown […]