Category: News

David Snell honored with Servant’s Heart Award by People Helping People Network

It may look like Fuller Center for Housing President David Snell walked away with an Oscar from Sunday night’s Academy Awards, but he actually now holds an award much more meaningful to him and those who care about helping people have simple, decent places to live through the affordable housing ministry he leads. President Snell […]

Disabled Vietnam War veteran gets help with home repairs in Joplin, Missouri

The Joplin Area Fuller Center for Housing joined forces with a veterans advocacy group and Home Depot to perform major repairs on the home of disabled Vietnam War veteran Larry Day, 71, and his wife, Mary, at this link. According to this story from the Joplin Globe newspaper, several veterans lent their skills and efforts […]

Disaster ReBuilders help family of 6 now living in camper behind North Carolina home

The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are busy in both Texas and North Carolina helping families recover from devastating hurricanes. This week, WNCT-9 and WCTI-12 both caught up with the Disaster ReBuilders and volunteers from Belmont, Mass., who are working to restore a flood-damaged home in Havelock, North Carolina. The home belongs to a family of […]

Carters, family, friends gather at Koinonia Farm to remember Millard Fuller

Dozens of people gathered at historic Koinonia Farm on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of Millard Fuller’s death, gathering at his rural gravesite to share remembrances of a man whose vision, faith and drive launched a worldwide movement and helped millions of people have simple, decent places to live — a movement that lives […]

Brenda Barton will be remembered for her tireless service, passion for this ministry

As the Director of U.S. Covenant Partner Support for The Fuller Center for Housing, Brenda Barton’s job description was too long to recite. Primarily, it was her responsibility to help covenant partners launch their operations, coach them on day-to-day operations and make sure that the many financial regulations and legal requirements were understood. Her job […]

Members of Auburn United Methodist Church discuss Disaster ReBuilders experience

In the top story on Columbus, Georgia, TV station WLTZ this morning, Auburn United Methodist Church members talked about their experience of working with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders in New Bern, North Carolina, where they teamed up with friends from New York’s Orchard Park Presbyterian to help families affected by Hurricane Florence. The groups […]

Huge volunteer response powers Disaster ReBuilders’ work in North Carolina

Photo: The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ Aaron Ratliff with homeowner Norika Nakada at the Jan. 10 dedication of her repaired home. Long-term recovery after a natural disaster is extremely difficult, and the work often is exacerbated by the lack of attention in the months and years as other disasters make headlines. It is in the […]

New home in Madagascar helps children see “everything is possible in life”

Jean Luc Mananjara and wife Olive have been raising their three children — now ages 16, 13 and 11 — and a 14-year-old niece in rental units in the Madagascar village of Antsirabe. It is an area of great housing need but also a unique opportunity for The Fuller Center for Housing because a little bit […]