Category: Disaster Rebuilders

River Bend, N.C., woman grateful for help with townhome flooded by Florence

Lorraine Igor could not find any contractors willing to help her repair her townhome that was flooded by Hurricane Florence back in September until a local church responded to her cry for help and connected her with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders. WCTI-TV caught up with Ms. Igor and the Disaster ReBuilders at this recent […]

Disaster ReBuilders help family of 6 now living in camper behind North Carolina home

The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are busy in both Texas and North Carolina helping families recover from devastating hurricanes. This week, WNCT-9 and WCTI-12 both caught up with the Disaster ReBuilders and volunteers from Belmont, Mass., who are working to restore a flood-damaged home in Havelock, North Carolina. The home belongs to a family of […]

Members of Auburn United Methodist Church discuss Disaster ReBuilders experience

In the top story on Columbus, Georgia, TV station WLTZ this morning, Auburn United Methodist Church members talked about their experience of working with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders in New Bern, North Carolina, where they teamed up with friends from New York’s Orchard Park Presbyterian to help families affected by Hurricane Florence. The groups […]

Huge volunteer response powers Disaster ReBuilders’ work in North Carolina

Photo: The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ Aaron Ratliff with homeowner Norika Nakada at the Jan. 10 dedication of her repaired home. Long-term recovery after a natural disaster is extremely difficult, and the work often is exacerbated by the lack of attention in the months and years as other disasters make headlines. It is in the […]

Mother, disabled daughter joyously return to Louisiana home flooded in 2016

When historic flooding struck much of southern Louisiana in 2016, Teressa Bell helped her wheelchair-bound daughter Donna get to the second-floor deck of their home to await rescue by boat. But long after floodwaters receded, their problems continued. They were among the fortunate Louisiana residents to receive FEMA money to make repairs on their home. […]

Catholic Charities contributes $500,000 to Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts in Texas

Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston is contributing $500,000 to the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders to house families and rebuild their homes that were damaged last year by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Fox-26 television reports on the deal in the video below and notes that the Disaster ReBuilders are looking for more local volunteers as they continue […]

Ginger Ford Northshore, Disaster ReBuilders team up in Livingston Parish, Louisiana

The Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing and the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are teaming up to help two families in Livingston Parish, Louisiana — one whose home was devastated in the 2016 floods and another who had been living in substandard housing. The builds began in June, and they hope to have the […]

Disaster ReBuilders bring many new friends for Harvey victim in Friendswood, Texas

(Photo: Lou Ellen Hatchett, seated, was joyful during the recent dedication of her restored home.) Lou Ellen Hatchett has a crystal-clear message for all those folks — often dirty and sweaty — who kept marching in and out of her house earlier this year while she just wanted to return to the Friendswood, Texas, home […]