Category: Millard Fuller Legacy Build

Love on site: The Hipplers celebrate 50 years of marriage

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 […]

Life long learning on the build site

Life long learning on the build site

Leah Gernetzke Communication/multimedia specialist This week I’ve walked up and down Millard Fuller drive dozens of times, taken hundreds of photos/video clips of people hammering, sawing, painting, climbing ladders, roofing, and cutting siding, and met and interviewed people from faraway places such as Peru, Mexico, Burma and Iraq. Out of all of this activity, the latter […]

Getting and giving second chances

Getting and giving second chances

By Leah Gernetzke Communications/multimedia specialist "It’s more blessed to give than to receive." This common saying might hold a lot of truth, but walking around the Millard Fuller Legacy Build work site this week has lent me a new perspective – that perhaps the two are not totally opposite, but instead intertwine in constant synergy. Because […]

Finding blessings in disguise

Finding blessings in disguise

By Leah Gernetzke Communications/multimedia specialist When your fingers are too frozen to properly type, you feel like you’ve been exercising all day just from shivering and shaking and your brain feels like it’s waiting for a spring thaw (sorry for any typos in this blog), you know it’s officially cold.  Today is one of those […]

Millard Fuller Legacy Build off to a sweet start

Millard Fuller Legacy Build off to a sweet start

By Leah Gernetzke Communications/multimedia specialist When coming to an epic blitz build like this year’s Millard Fuller Legacy Build, volunteers undoubtedly have a jumble of thoughts and ideas about the week. They may be contemplating the noble deed of helping their neighbors and giving people in need a hand up. They may have pre-build jitters […]