Global Builders program on record pace for trips in 2016; 50th scheduled

Global Builders program on record pace for trips in 2016; 50th scheduled

In 2015, The Fuller Center for Housing’s Global Builders program reached new highs with a total of 49 trips taken, putting 610 volunteers to work with The Fuller Center’s international covenant partners. It’s only March of 2016, but the Global Builders program already is on pace to reach new milestones this year.

New trips that have been scheduled, combined with trips already taken this year, would bring the 2016 total to 50 trips. However, more trips are expected to be scheduled before the end of the year, likely pushing the record total even higher, according to Global Builders coordinator Allen Slabaugh.

“Fifty trips is a great milestone for the Global Builders program, and hopefully by the end of the year that number will be up to 60,” Slabaugh said. “Each year we continue to grow, which means more homes are getting built and more cross-cultural relationships are being formed. This is an important program that is making a big impact for the 11 countries to which we send teams and for the participants going on them.”

The Fuller Center’s current Global Builders destinations are:

Of the 43 trips currently on the schedule for the rest of the year, 18 of them still have openings for volunteers. Click here to see the list of trips.

RELATED LINK: Fuller Center Global Builders trips to Nicaragua rank No. 2 out of 5,860 volunteer abroad programs in Go Abroad survey.

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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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