Category: News

Habitat founder's gone, but work can't be forgotten

By Lynda Spofford The Atlanta Journal Constitution Wednesday, February 11, 2009 During a time of renewed optimism yet extreme economic distress, our country is searching for heroes. I can’t help but feel we took a big step backward with the death of Millard Fuller last week. Like the country he loved, Millard Fuller was a […]

Habitat founder's gone, but work can't be forgotten

by Lynda Spofford for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution During a time of renewed optimism yet extreme economic distress, our country is searching for heroes. I can’t help but feel we took a big step backward with the death of Millard Fuller last week. Like the country he loved, Millard Fuller was a man of great contrasts. […]

The passing of an inspiration

Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center for Housing, died early Tuesday morning after a brief illness.  An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be an aortic aneurysm.  He was 74. Family and friends are mourning the tragic loss of a true servant leader and a genuine heart. Millard […]

Millard Fuller, 74, Who Founded Habitat for Humanity, Is Dead

The New York Times Douglas Martin Millard Fuller, who at 29 walked away from his life as a successful businessman to devote himself to the poor, eventually starting Habitat for Humanity International, which spread what he called “the theology of the hammer” by building more than 300,000 homes worldwide, died Tuesday near Americus, Ga. He […]

A message from the Fuller family

We are truly overwhelmed with the love and support from family, friends and supporters of my father’s work from all over the country and the world. My mother, sisters and our entire family are extremely grateful for your prayers and acts of kindness. Your love and admiration for Dad helps to ease our grief. Despite […]

A Fuller Center house restores a family and hope in Abuja, Nigeria

For four years, Nigerian civil servant Sunday Fanoiki lived alone in a deplorable, one-bedroom apartment without a kitchen, without a private bathroom and without his wife and three children. Today, he is the proud owner of a new, Fuller Center home. Transfered in 2003 from Lagos to the capital city, Abuja, Sunday found the expenses […]

Suffolk hosts Habitat founder

Millard Fuller took to the small wooden podium like a preacher to a pulpit. The 74-year-old Alabama native was speaking to an intimate crowd at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church on Saturday night. His smooth Southern accent was impossible to ignore as he pulled out a Bible and began reading from the third chapter in Hebrews. […]