Category: Millard Fuller Legacy Build

New video reflects upon 18-home tornado-recovery effort in Lee County, Alabama

New video reflects upon 18-home tornado-recovery effort in Lee County, Alabama

There are now 18 Fuller Center for Housing homes in tornado-ravaged Lee County, Alabama — an effort spearheaded by the hard work of the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, led by Executive Director Kim Roberts. This all began with a promise to build three homes, and then it snowballed into a faith movement supported by many […]

Beauregard builder Chuck Ingraham sees God’s hands at work in hospital encounter

Beauregard builder Chuck Ingraham sees God’s hands at work in hospital encounter

Chuck Ingraham could certainly be excused for not being able to make out the silhouetted figure standing before him the morning of October 26 at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia. The past 24 hours had been quite the whirlwind. The previous morning, a Friday, Ingraham was jolted awake by massive chest pains. He […]

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 […]