Category: News

“The House That Brenda Built” a tribute to selfless servant who never wanted attention

(This is a special report from the Brenda Barton Memorial Build. Coming soon will be a special report at on the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work as a whole in the Houston area. Coming later this year will be a special report from the Disaster ReBuilders’ work in North Carolina.)   In all her […]

Ramsay Walker will be remembered around the world for helping many families have decent places to live

The obituary for Ramsay Walker with many details about his family and his remarkable talents and life of service is now available at this link. Ramsay Walker, almost always in partnership with his wife Bootsaba, has been one of the affordable housing movement’s most prolific volunteers — especially on the global scene as the Walkers […]

Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned

(Photo: Charles and Vernita Brown cut the ribbon on their new Bossier City home in 2012. Less than seven years later, they have now paid off the mortgage.) Navy veteran Charles Brown and his wife Vernita know what it’s like to be mired in the depths of misery and despair, barely surviving in a troubled […]

Three new homes dedicated for tornado victims in Beauregard, Alabama

Less than two weeks after volunteers began raising walls on three houses in Beauregard, Alabama, the homes were dedicated Thursday morning in a day full of emotions expressed through beaming smiles, hugs and tears of joy. It was much-needed burst of hope in a community that has been reeling ever since the deadly March 3 […]

Homes going up this week in tornado-ravaged Beauregard are “monuments of hope”

(Photo: Napoleon Darby lost his home and seven relatives who lived nearby in the March 3 tornado.) In the hours and days after a massive EF-4 tornado ravaged the rural Alabama community of Beauregard obliterating homes and killing 23 people ranging in age from 6 to 89, there was a flurry of activity. There was […]

First three new Fuller Center homes in tornado-ravaged Beauregard going up next week

After speaking with Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Executive Director Kim Roberts, The Valley Times-News has a full report on three homes going up next week in tornado-ravaged Beauregard, Alabama, including information about the first three homeowner partners and their experience in the March 3 disaster. The report also includes a look ahead to the 2019 […]

President’s Easter message: Christians who put faith into action light a beacon of hope

It’s Eastertime, that special time of the year when Christians commemorate the defining events of the Faith—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He died a terrible death to wash the faithful of their sins and was resurrected to usher in the promise of eternal life. Nothing speaks more eloquently of the power of Christianity […]

County official helps future Fuller Center homeowner clear debris after tornado

Napoleon Darby lost family members and his home was destroyed when an EF-4 tornado ripped through Lee County, Alabama, on March 3. He will be among the first three homeowner partners when the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project begins building three new homes in Lee County at the end of this month with financial support from […]