By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications
Today in Fuller Center for Housing founder Millard Fuller’s hometown of Lanett, Ala., two new homes will be dedicated (Click here for more.). Tomorrow, way down in Hammond, La., another new home will be dedicated (Click here to learn more.). These are the kinds of weeks that folks involved will remember for a long, long time.
Most of the work The Fuller Center does in the United States is repairing existing homes. That is very important work to those who own their own homes but due to illness, disability or financial problems can’t make badly needed repairs to homes they love dearly.
But our volunteers build a good many new homes, as well. And while repairing homes is such an important aspect of our ministry, there are few things as exciting as seeing a group come together lifting that first wall on a house and then seeing it all come together at the end.
These new houses are testaments to Millard Fuller’s vision, our ministry, our amazing volunteers and a couple of great ladies — Kim Roberts and Tamara Danel. Kim leads our Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project covenant partner in Lanett/West Point, while Tamara leads the Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing in Hammond. And I can tell you that these two ladies simultaneously sweet and driven. They get things done showing a lot of love and determination at the same time.
I know there will be plenty of hugs and tears of joy in both places today.