Category: Disaster Rebuilders

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 […]

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 […]