Category: Disaster Rebuilders

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

(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

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, […]

SPECIAL REPORT: How Disaster ReBuilders tackled an “overwhelming” situation in Texas

When Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders President Bart Tucker arrived in Texas’ Upper Galveston Bay area a few days after Hurricane Harvey struck in 2017, the scenes were all too familiar — flooded streets, waterlogged homes and desperate faces. He had seen it all before in places like Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Atlantic City, […]

“The House That Brenda Built” a tribute to selfless servant who never wanted attention

(This is a special report from the Brenda Barton Memorial Build. Coming soon will be a special report at FullerCenter.org on the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work as a whole in the Houston area. Coming later this year will be a special report from the Disaster ReBuilders’ work in North Carolina.)   In all her […]

James City, North Carolina family thanks God for bringing Fuller Center volunteers

While many families affected by flooding after Hurricane Florence struck North Carolina in September were able to at least get out of their damaged homes, the nine members of the Darrisaw family in James City stayed in their home and lived among the devastation. Fortunately, the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and their volunteers were able […]

Disaster ReBuilders to honor Brenda Barton with May blitz build in Dickinson, Texas

Photo: Brenda Barton (center) shares a laugh with Dianne Fuller during the 2015 Lind-A-Hand women’s build in Lanett, Alabama. When Brenda Barton passed away on Jan. 30, 2019, after a brief illness, individuals and groups throughout The Fuller Center for Housing’s ministry lost a tireless advocate for their work and a treasure trove of information […]

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 […]