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COMMENTARY: “We witnessed a miracle in five days” at the Legacy Build

COMMENTARY: “We witnessed a miracle in five days” at the Legacy Build

(Photo: The Rev. Bill King, Director of the Tuskegee-Lee Baptist Association, helps dedicate the home of Ben and Megan Robertson in Beauregard, Alabama, on Oct. 4, 2019, the final day of the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build.) The Rev. Bill King is the director of Tuskegee Lee Baptist Association (www.tuskegeelee.com). He also is a minister, […]

VIDEO: The 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build planted seeds of hope in Lee County, Alabama

VIDEO: The 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build planted seeds of hope in Lee County, Alabama

More than 420 volunteers from at least 29 states and seven different countries came together in Lee County, Alabama, last week to build 11 new homes. The build was part of the recovery effort that has followed the devastating March 3, 2019, EF-4 tornado that ravaged parts of Lee County, particularly the rural community of […]

Homes give those who lost family members in tornado something to cling to

Homes give those who lost family members in tornado something to cling to

(Photo: Tiffany Robinson’s home is going up at the site where a tornado destroyed the home she shared with her parents, who were killed in the tornado. Tiffany was badly injured and later learned seven members of her extended family also died that day.) A total of 23 people were killed on March 3, 2019, […]

Ben and Megan Robertson — rebuilding their lives after the Beauregard tornado

Ben and Megan Robertson — rebuilding their lives after the Beauregard tornado

Ben and Megan Robertson, as well as their 5-year-old son, suffered major injuries when they were thrown from their mobile home, which they then saw obliterated by an EF-4 tornado that struck the community of Beauregard, Alabama, on March 3, 2019. A total of 23 people in Beauregard died that day. As bad as their […]

Legacy Build volunteers press on through record-breaking heat

Legacy Build volunteers press on through record-breaking heat

BEAUREGARD, Alabama — Ahh, there’s nothing quite like fall in Alabama. And, today, October 1, was definitely nothing like fall in Alabama is supposed to be. In fact, it was an awful lot like summer in Alabama — or on the equator. When the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build was scheduled months ago for the […]

Legacy Build gets boost from volunteers near and far — some from very far

Legacy Build gets boost from volunteers near and far — some from very far

(Photo: Legacy Build volunteers Zenon Colque of Lima, Peru, and Monica Cardenas of Bogota, Colombia) BEAUREGARD, Ala. — When total volunteer hours are tallied after the conclusion of the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build, that number is expected to set a record for volunteer hours at a single Fuller Center event — by a long […]

10th anniversary Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicks off in Beauregard, Alabama

10th anniversary Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicks off in Beauregard, Alabama

The 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build — a tornado-recovery effort in Beauregard, Alabama — kicked off Sunday night with a packed house at host Providence Baptist Church that saw volunteers treated to a wonderful dinner, partner families recognized, house leaders thanked and supporters honored. The Fuller Center for Housing would like to express its gratitude […]

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: 100th Fuller Center home in La Florida, Peru

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: 100th Fuller Center home in La Florida, Peru

Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure coordinator Connor Ciment’s years of service with The Fuller Center for Housing are drawing to a close, but he’s going out with a bang. Today, he sat down with Fuller Center President David Snell to talk about his most recent adventure — not on a bicycle but on a Fuller Center […]