Category: Disaster Rebuilders

Lake Charles, Louisiana, resident: “A blessing from God to be back home again”

Lake Charles, Louisiana, resident: “A blessing from God to be back home again”

Lake Charles, Louisiana, resident: “A blessing from God to be back home again” LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — Peggy Lee’s home suffered major damage when Hurricane Laura roared ashore in August of 2020, but Mother Nature was not through unleashing her wrath. Just nine months later, her home was damaged by historic flooding. While she is […]

Louisiana family featured in “Good Morning America” report celebrates home restoration

Louisiana family featured in “Good Morning America” report celebrates home restoration

Louisiana family featured in “Good Morning America” report celebrates home restoration HAMMOND, Louisiana — When Hurricane Ida roared ashore in southern Louisiana, residents of communities farther inland knew they were likely to be impacted, but few expected the severity of the storm so far from the coast, such as in communities like Hammond, Louisiana. The […]

From bones to beautiful: Hurricane survivor gets her like-new house in Lake Charles, Louisiana

From bones to beautiful: Hurricane survivor gets her like-new house in Lake Charles, Louisiana

From bones to beautiful: Hurricane survivor gets her like-new house in Lake Charles, Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana — KPLC-TV features the work of The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and some of their partners in Southwest Louisiana more than two years after Hurricane Laura battered the area in a new report that focuses on the massive […]

Hammond Daily Star reports on ‘angels’ helping families recover from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana

Hammond Daily Star reports on ‘angels’ helping families recover from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana

Hammond Daily Star reports on ‘angels’ helping families recover from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana PONCHATOULA, Louisiana — The Hammond Daily Star caught up with Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders as they worked on their 29th project since working in conjunction with the Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center to help residents of Tangipahoa Parish whose homes were […]

Disaster ReBuilders establish volunteer base in Madisonville, Kentucky for long-term tornado recovery

Disaster ReBuilders establish volunteer base in Madisonville, Kentucky for long-term tornado recovery

Disaster ReBuilders establish volunteer base in Madisonville, Kentucky for long-term tornado recovery MADISONVILLE, Kentucky — The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are now accepting volunteer groups to work out of their newest base of operations in Madisonville, Kentucky, which is situated midway between two small towns that were devastated by a December tornado — Dawson Springs […]

Amish-built storage sheds set stage for long-term tornado recovery work in Kentucky

Amish-built storage sheds set stage for long-term tornado recovery work in Kentucky

Amish-built storage sheds set stage for long-term tornado recovery work in Kentucky While The Fuller Center for Housing is finalizing plans for a long-term recovery partner in tornado-impacted communities of Kentucky, the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders have been on the ground evaluating needs and preparing to launch their own base of operations. One of the […]

“Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts feature recovery work in Hammond, Louisiana

“Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts feature recovery work in Hammond, Louisiana

“Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts feature recovery work in Hammond, Louisiana HAMMOND, Louisiana — The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders were able to set up a base in hard-hit Hammond, Louisiana, immediately after Hurricane Ida struck in late August because they already had plenty of established connections in Southeast Louisiana — most notably the Ginger Ford […]

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 […]