The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Columbia started in December 2007 to complement a mission already begun working with low income families and individuals. We have been involved in grassroots ministry, teaching job training and other life skills in order to help individuals attain self-sufficiency. While working with this population, we began to see in an increasing need for decent and affordable housing among our participants.
After seeing Millard on the 700 Club, we knew that becoming a covenant partner would help us help families and individuals who, due to their economic situation, have no other options when it comes to owning their own home. Our aim is to help needy residents of Columbia and its surrounding counties with the love of God and an FCH home.
We decided to go with the Greater Blessing program in order to be able to help families sooner due to the lower initial cost to get moving forward. However, we also plan to do new construction as the bulk of our work in the future.
Our current project will be to provide home repairs for Newberry, S.C. homeowner Mary Ruth who is in her early seventies. Ruth has lived in Newberry all her life, is now retired and lives on a low, fixed income. She is a cancer survivor and on dialysis three times per week. Ruth has a pleasant spirit, is a joy to be around and is excited about the possibilities. Ruth lives in a 500 square foot house that leaks from a bad roof and has cold air coming in due to lack of insulation and poor exterior covering. She is in need of a ramp because it is increasingly difficult for her to walk, especially up and down stairs. Ruth’s words to us were that in all these things she knew God would provide.
Columbia, SC 29229