Category: Millard Fuller Legacy Build

Six months after Beauregard tornado, 6th new Fuller Center home dedicated

Misty Baker and her daughters were living in a mobile home when a massive tornado struck the rural Alabama community of Beauregard on March 3, 2019. Though their home was massively damaged, they continued to live in it in the months afterward, stepping around buckets that caught rain coming through the roof and mopping up […]

Pros build two sets of Millard Fuller Legacy Build walls in just two hours

Building entire sets of walls in advance gives blitz builds like the upcoming Millard Fuller Legacy Build a big head start. These wall builds often involve large numbers of volunteers who are eager to swing a hammer even if they have very little construction experience. However, Auburn, Alabama-based Crawford Construction Company — with help from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Millard Fuller Legacy Build coming to tornado-ravaged Beauregard, Alabama

UPDATE: Registration for the 2019 is now open at this link! The rural Alabama community of Beauregard — an unincorporated area of about 10,000 people just east of Auburn — was devastated March 3 by a massive EF-4 tornado that carved a nearly mile-wide path of destruction. It killed 23 people ranging in age from […]

LEGACY BUILD 2018: Volunteers talk about why they’ve come to serve others this week

(Craig Threatt of Americus is helping the Wright family build their new home at the 2018 Millard Fuller Legacy Build.) On Monday, we told you about some of the international volunteers who have come from places such as Nicaragua, Peru and Haiti to help Americans build homes at the 2018 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in […]

LEGACY BUILD 2018: International leaders enhance perspective by volunteering in U.S.

(Photo: Haiti’s Geral Joseph with Peru’s Vitaliano Enriquez) Volunteers with the Fuller Center’s Global Builders program have contributed greatly to the home-building efforts in countries around the world — including such places as Haiti, Peru and Nicaragua. Representatives of those three Fuller Center for Housing international partners are in Americus, Georgia, this week helping Americans […]

Love on site: The Hipplers celebrate 50 years of marriage

By Leah Gernetzke Communications/multimedia specialist A pillow embroidered with the words “life’s uncertain, eat dessert first” rests on a couch in Bob and Judy Hippler’s RV, a cozy, carpeted home on wheels in which the Hipplers travel all over the country. A black and white picture of the couple sits on a coffee table, and […]