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IN THE NEWS: IndyCar teams unite to build for veteran in Speedway, Indiana

IN THE NEWS: IndyCar teams unite to build for veteran in Speedway, Indiana

  (ESPN, WISH-TV, PitCrew) PitCrew, a group in the IndyCar community that was formed to help veterans in the Indianapolis area, teamed up with The Fuller Center of Central Indiana last week to help a military veteran and his family build a simple, decent home within sight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which was an […]

VIDEO: 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build continues community transformation

VIDEO: 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build continues community transformation

When Fuller Center for Housing founder Millard Fuller was asked to come to Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2005 to help with an influx of Hurricane Katrina refugees, he not only pledged to help but he did so in a community that had been written off as beyond hope — Allendale. Thanks to the work of The […]

IN THE NEWS: Disabled Navy veteran gets badly needed repairs in Macon, Georgia

IN THE NEWS: Disabled Navy veteran gets badly needed repairs in Macon, Georgia

(Macon Telegraph) The Fuller Center for Housing of Macon, Georgia, dedicated a home Sunday where they made badly needed repairs for 69-year-old Stanley Rodgers. Rodgers’ home especially needed plumbing repairs as the only running water he had in the house was through the bathroom sink — which he used for everything from baths to washing […]

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Hugs and tears on final day; 2016 hosts named

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Hugs and tears on final day; 2016 hosts named

The final day of the 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build started with devotions, just like the previous four days. But Lee Jeter, Executive Director of The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana, had a simple message he wanted to convey on the last day of the weeklong blitz in the resurgent Allendale neighborhood of […]

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Volunteers feel called to build a better world

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Volunteers feel called to build a better world

They come from big cities like New York, mid-sized communities in California, small towns in Georgia and all points in between. But the one thing the volunteers at the 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build have in common is a call to use their time, talents and energy to serve others. Merle Graber has been coming […]

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Christians and Muslims unite to build home, respect

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Christians and Muslims unite to build home, respect

The basic founding principles of The Fuller Center for Housing’s ministry could not be more clear: “We are unashamedly Christian.” So, when people who are not familiar with The Fuller Center’s work see pictures of Christian volunteers working alongside Muslim homeowner partners in Shreveport’s Allendale neighborhood at the 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build, you can […]

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Vietnam veteran exemplifies homeowners willingness to work

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Vietnam veteran exemplifies homeowners willingness to work

Between the time Fuller Center for Housing volunteers celebrated the kickoff of the 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build and the moment the first walls were raised Monday morning in the Allendale neighborhood of Shreveport, homeowner partner Robert McDuffy had to go to work. Twice. A Vietnam veteran who works for a local janitorial service, McDuffy […]

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Allendale's resurrection 'the Lord's doing'

LEGACY BUILD 2015: Allendale's resurrection 'the Lord's doing'

When Fuller Center for Housing volunteers first came to Shreveport 10 years ago, they worked in an Allendale community that most locals saw as beyond hope. The streets were lined with pitiful shacks, and crime was so rampant that local police suggested that The Fuller Center should work elsewhere. That was all the assurance Fuller […]