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Virtually bike/run/walk across America this April to keep our mission moving forward

Virtually bike/run/walk across America this April to keep our mission moving forward

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly put a crimp in people’s lifestyles across America — and in more than 150 countries around the world for that matter. Many people have been asked to stay home, if possible, and not travel unnecessarily. President Trump has asked that Americans continue social distancing and such precautions through at least […]

Volunteer Chuck Baldacchino talks about spending his retirement serving others

Volunteer Chuck Baldacchino talks about spending his retirement serving others

(Photo: Chuck Baldacchino volunteers on Sandra Palma’s home in Panama City, Florida, while working with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders. Palma is fighting breast cancer while living in a home heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael a year and a half ago.) Chuck Baldacchino is well-known to many in the affordable housing movement’s volunteer circles, including […]

Wittenberg students spend spring break in Panama City — on builds, not beaches

Wittenberg students spend spring break in Panama City — on builds, not beaches

(Photo: Kenzie Hill cuts floor trim outside the home of Vietnam veteran Ray Moneymaker in Panama City, Florida, where he has lived despite his home being severely damaged by the October 2018 storm. Last week marked Hill’s fourth spring break service trip with The Fuller Center for Housing, having also served twice in Perry, Georgia, […]

Boundary County Fuller Center welcomes Wolf family into new home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Boundary County Fuller Center welcomes Wolf family into new home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

At long last, Flora Wolf’s 11- and 12-year-old daughters have their own bedroom and will no longer have to share a bed and heat in their mother’s bedroom. It’s a project that the Boundary County Fuller Center for Housing accelerated ahead of their normal building schedule so that the family could put winter woes away […]

Bicycle Adventure offers scholarships to help younger, first-time riders raise funds

Bicycle Adventure offers scholarships to help younger, first-time riders raise funds

(Photo: Mark Murphy on the 2019 Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure) Mark Murphy knows the rewards of participating in the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure extend far beyond raising money and awareness for an important ministry and the satisfaction gained by conquering the physical and mental challenges of pedaling a bicycle across the country. The “bunch of […]

Grant, volunteers help Fuller Center’s headquarters get much-needed improvements

Grant, volunteers help Fuller Center’s headquarters get much-needed improvements

A team of 10 volunteers — all veterans of the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure — are spending the week in Americus, Georgia, helping make major improvements to the 100-year-old building that serves as The Fuller Center for Housing’s international headquarters. The Fuller Center was awarded a $30,000 GoodUse Grant by Southface Institute, which promotes sustainable […]

Metal container that Armenian family called home for 30-plus years gets new purpose

Metal container that Armenian family called home for 30-plus years gets new purpose

(Photo: Viva-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian, Tamara Yedigaryan and Fuller Center Armenia President Ashot Yeghiazaryan.) After a devastating earthquake rocked Armenia in 1988, the Soviet Union rushed in to supply the then-Soviet republic with temporary shelters known as domiks, repurposed metal shipping containers. But, like many shelters that are meant to be temporary in the […]

Volunteers from St. Francis Builds find people “filled with hope and faith” in Puerto Rico

Volunteers from St. Francis Builds find people “filled with hope and faith” in Puerto Rico

The Catholic Standard caught up with a group of 19 volunteers from St. Francis Builds — a project of St. Camillus Parish in Silver Spring, Maryland — to hear about their experience working the Fuller Center Global Builders in the area of Maunabo, Puerto Rico, where they found there is much work left to do […]