Clarksdale Area Fuller Center for Housing

102 Elm Ave.

Clarksdale, MS 38614

(217) 377-5750

Bill Sutton, Affiliate Coordinator

w-sutton@illinois.edu

Clarksdale Area FCH website

We host U.S. Builders teams

Cost: $215 per person
When: All year
Work week: Monday-Friday
Open for: Any groups
Eligible group size: 8-15
Age restrictions: All ages welcome
 
Provided
Beds
Toilets
Showers
Kitchen
Community Activities
Skilled worksite supervision


Housing: Dorm with gender-separated bunk rooms (10 in one, 12 in the other) and bathrooms, a kitchen and a small common area. There also is one extra room with a bunk bed for special circumstances

Food: Teams will prepare/provide their own meals. We will supply water.

About our work: We partner with local people in need of decent, affordable housing, through new construction, rehab, and other relevant work. We serve Clarksdale, MS in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, one of the major areas of “deep disadvantage” in the US. We emphasize both the community improvement and Kingdom-building aspects of our ministry. We encourage educational explorations into the dynamics of race, class. poverty, and spirituality. We seek to break down culturally imposed barriers between God’s people and we earnestly pray for transformational change through the Fuller experience.
 
Things to do/sightseeing: Sometime during the week (often Sunday), we offer a history tour of Coahoma County complete with a stop at the Mississippi River and relevant Habitat/Fuller sites. The Emmett Till Interpretive Center and the BB King Museum are within easy driving distance and are highly recommended. We also offer evening discussions with dynamic after-school programs/Fuller allies like Spring Initiative and Griot Arts
 
ABOUT US

We work primarily within the city limits of Clarksdale but occasionally in the surrounding region. To this point we have only built new houses, but we would like to expand into repair work. We also work to incorporate our construction work into a historical and community-oriented context by encouraging interactions with homeowners, board members, and other local allies.

NEEDS

Donations — and church support would always be welcome, as well!