Category: Disaster Rebuilders

Americorps NCCC team boosts Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts in Florida

Americorps NCCC team boosts Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts in Florida

A group of 18- to 24-year-olds is spending six weeks helping the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders repair homes in Panama City, Florida, where many families are still dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Michael in 2018. “This is probably one of the most rewarding projects we’ve done so far,” tells WJHG-TV in their report that […]

Grifols Biomat USA volunteers take break from leadership summit to help Michael victims

Grifols Biomat USA volunteers take break from leadership summit to help Michael victims

It’s always good to see companies giving back to their community — or in the case of Grifols Biomat USA on Wednesday, giving back to whatever community you happen to be in at the moment. More than 150 volunteers who are attending the company’s leadership summit in Panama City Beach, Florida, took a few hours […]

WMBB-TV reports on Disaster ReBuilders’ first project in Bay County, Florida

WMBB-TV reports on Disaster ReBuilders’ first project in Bay County, Florida

The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are welcoming their first volunteer team in Hurricane Michael-ravaged Bay County, Florida, this week, and reporter Kayla Tucker of Panama City’s WMBB-TV paid a site visit to learn more about the project and what The Fuller Center and the Disaster ReBuilders are all about. You can see WMBB’s full report […]

Disaster ReBuilders to help those still dealing with Hurricane Michael’s aftermath in Florida

Disaster ReBuilders to help those still dealing with Hurricane Michael’s aftermath in Florida

When most people think of Panama City, Florida, they think of beaches, sunshine, high-rise condominiums and spring break craziness. At least, that’s the way everyone thought of it before Hurricane Michael struck the area in October of last year as a powerful Category 5 storm — the first Category 5 to strike the contiguous United […]

SPECIAL REPORT: Rebuilding homes & trust on a foundation of faith in North Carolina

SPECIAL REPORT: Rebuilding homes & trust on a foundation of faith in North Carolina

(Photo: Aaron Ratliff presents a key to 87-year-old homeowner partner Mary J. Koonce in New Bern, N.C. She asked only for the Disaster ReBuilders to replace the tarp that had covered her roof since Hurricane Florence struck in September of 2018. Instead, they replaced her entire roof, made her bathroom more accessible and added a […]

New Jersey-based Erin’s Gift of Hope volunteers put faith into action in North Carolina

New Jersey-based Erin’s Gift of Hope volunteers put faith into action in North Carolina

(This is part of a series of reports on those who make The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work possible. Next week, we will have an extensive report at FullerCenter.org.) At age 15, Erin McFaull was a full-of-life teenager with a heart for missions and putting her faith into action. After her life was cut short […]

Gold Star family members’ service week honors fallen, boosts North Carolina recovery efforts

Gold Star family members’ service week honors fallen, boosts North Carolina recovery efforts

(This is the first in a series of reports from The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ operations in North Carolina, where they are helping families recover from last September’s Hurricane Florence.) The only people who can truly sympathize with Gold Star families are members of other Gold Star families. They know all too well the grief […]

Elderly hurricane victim in North Carolina asked only for a new tarp but got a new roof

Elderly hurricane victim in North Carolina asked only for a new tarp but got a new roof

Mary J. Koonce has lived in her New Bern, N.C., home for nearly 42 years, and she was not about to let Florence run her out of it. Last September’s hurricane, though, severely damaged the roof of the 87-year-old’s home, and a nonprofit helped by putting a tarp on it. When that tarp needed replacing, […]