Building homes in Armenia a summer tradition for Florida’s Charlie Takesian

Building homes in Armenia a summer tradition for Florida’s Charlie Takesian

Now 82, Charlie Takesian of Ocala, Florida, recently returned from his 12th mission trip to build homes — the last 10 of those trips have been to the country of his forefathers, Armenia. In an interview with the Ocala Star-Banner, Takesian talks about why he serves every summer with The Fuller Center for Housing’s Global Builders program and whether he has any plans to slow down. Spoiler alert: After helping build 26 homes, he has no intention of slowing down.

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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

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