Category: News

Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project’s church partnerships on full display

Photo: Flanked by Refuge Point Church Pastor Matthew Thrower (left) and West Point Mayor Steve Tramell, homeowner partner Willie McQueen reacts to the unexpected gift of an Auburn University flag to display at his restored home. The Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project is in the midst of its busiest year ever with much of the intensity […]

Two more new homes in tornado-ravaged Beauregard to be dedicated Saturday

(Photo: Church of the Highlands volunteers) Two homes sponsored by  the Church of the Highlands will be dedicated around lunchtime on Saturday, July 13, in the tornado-ravaged Alabama community of Beauregard, which was devastated by an EF-4 tornado on March 3. One of the homes is being built for Bill and Tonya Yarbrough and their […]

Caregiver, 87, gets a little tender love and care for her home in Macon, Georgia

Georgia Bailey has spent nearly her entire adult life caring for others including the sick, the elderly, friends, family and neighbors. Of course, now at 87, Bailey can sit back, relax and … Oh, never mind. She is still caring for others. In fact, she just pulled a 12-hour shift — 9 p.m. to 9 […]

WRBL marks Founder’s Day by building walls for tornado victims’ new homes

(Photo: WRBL’s Phil Scoggins reports live from Monday’s wall build in the parking lot of Providence Baptist Church in Beauregard, Ala.) Staffers from WRBL-TV of Columbus, Ga., spent Monday serving their community — as did 173 other Nexstar-affiliated TV stations across the country in marking the media group’s Founder’s Day. It is a safe bet, […]

Elderly hurricane victim in North Carolina asked only for a new tarp but got a new roof

Mary J. Koonce has lived in her New Bern, N.C., home for nearly 42 years, and she was not about to let Florence run her out of it. Last September’s hurricane, though, severely damaged the roof of the 87-year-old’s home, and a nonprofit helped by putting a tarp on it. When that tarp needed replacing, […]

Thought Economics article “How to Change the World” features Linda Fuller’s insights

As the co-founder of The Fuller Center for Housing, Linda Fuller knows a thing or two about changing lives — and changing the world in the process. That’s why Vikas S. Shah selected her along with two others for his article called “How to Change the World” that recently appeared in Thought Economics, a “journal […]

SPECIAL REPORT: How Disaster ReBuilders tackled an “overwhelming” situation in Texas

When Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders President Bart Tucker arrived in Texas’ Upper Galveston Bay area a few days after Hurricane Harvey struck in 2017, the scenes were all too familiar — flooded streets, waterlogged homes and desperate faces. He had seen it all before in places like Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Atlantic City, […]

Hallmark Channel sponsoring three Millard Fuller Legacy Build homes for tornado victims

The Hallmark Channel has announced a $150,000 donation to sponsor three homes during the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build, when 10 homes are scheduled to be built during the Sept. 29-Oct. 4 blitz build. That will bring the total of new Fuller Center for Housing homes in tornado-ravaged Beauregard, Alabama, to 15 since the March […]