Category: Disaster Rebuilders

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

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 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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Prayers Answered in Plaquemines Parish

Prayers Answered in Plaquemines Parish

Submitted by Bart Tucker Director, Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders Some of you are aware that we’ve been dealing with a serious technical issue for the four houses underway–the pilings at two of the four homes were cut short. One house was two feet below ABFE (advisory base flood elevation) and the second was one foot […]

Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders more than just re-building!

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

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 […]