Category: Disaster Rebuilders

TV REPORT: Disaster ReBuilders, volunteers continue to provide hope 6 months after Harvey

You might not hear many people talking about Hurricane Harvey these days, but more than six months after the devastating flooding that hit East Texas many residents are still picking up the pieces of their lives. Groups like the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and the many teams of volunteers who make their work possible are […]

Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders more than just re-building!

Submitted by: Bart Tucker Director, Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders I hadn’t seen Malcolm (one of our first homeowners in Plaquemines Parish) in a couple of weeks so Alyssa and I stopped by to check on him. First thing I noticed was a great big empty spot where the FEMA trailer used to be! He came to the porch […]

Homeowner Update in Plaquemines Parish

Submitted by: Bart Tucker, Director Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders The homes we’re building with the United Way grant are coming along nicely. This week United Way used their connections to recruit volunteers from the local community. In addition to getting a lot done, I drew much satisfaction from getting the local community involved. You might […]

House Dedications Finally Bring Home Katrina Evacuees

Submitted by Bart Tucker Director Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders There’s good news abounding in Plaquemines! As most of you know, Disaster ReBuilders came to Plaquemines expecting to start work in January on homes funded by a United Way grant. As a result of different delays, that work didn’t actually begin until the end of March. […]

Update on the Flooding in Plaquemines Parish

Submitted by Bart Tucker Director Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders We’ve continued to closely monitor the flooding situation. The Corps of Engineers has now formally announced the decision to open the Morganza spillway. That’s a big safety valve for many and disaster for those in the flood plains. The fact that this spillway hasn’t been opened […]

The Blessing of Rebirth Needed in Plaquemines Parish

I’m used to the new birth and life of spring gently reminding me that Easter is approaching. In Plaquemines, we’ve been in spring for some time. In fact, the blackberries are almost done. The result is that Easter has snuck up on us here! Thank goodness we had Palm Sunday for early warning.   Recently, […]