MONTH IN REVIEW: January 2015

MONTH IN REVIEW: January 2015

By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications

January is usually a fairly quiet month for The Fuller Center with winter conditions curtailing a lot of projects, especially in the U.S. But there is a lot of work being done in the field by good-hearted folks willing to brave the cold.

And for those of us who can’t handle the cold — including myself as I’m a lifelong Georgia who thinks any temperature under 50 is "freezing" — there are all kinds of international hotspots where The Fuller Center stays busy.

One of those is Nicaragua, where I was fortunate to spend a week in January documenting the work of the covenant partner while being part of a Fuller Center Global Builders team led by none other than our president David Snell and several members of our Board of Directors. We all came away hugely impressed with the work in Nicaragua and it was hard to say goodbye to the wonderful, friendly, hard-working people there.

Please click here to see a special report, complete with video and photo galleries, about The Fuller Center’s work in Nicaragua

Also, click here to see what David Snell had to say about the experience.

Meanwhile, here’s a sampling of some other Fuller Center news from January …

  • We announced that we’ll be holding the first-ever Linda Fuller Build for Women, called Lind-A Hand. It’ll be June 1-5 in West Point, Georgia. Volunteers will get to spend a week building alongside our co-founder. Click here for more information, to register and see a short video invite from Linda Fuller.
  • Our new partners in Cameroon jumped into action on their first project, replacing a thatched roof in the Baingo community, where most homes have such unsafe roofs. They’ll be doing many more, but here’s a photo gallery from this first project.
  • SCB-TV of Henry County, Georgia, profiled the work of the Henry County Fuller Center in this broadcast that you can watch on Vimeo.
  • MassisPost published this well-done article about our work in Armenia and a couple of special Fuller Center volunteers — Sona and Leo Manuelian.
  • Hardware Retailing magazine offered this article about how a North American Retail Hardware Association grant is helping The Fuller Center make badly needed home repairs for a disabled veteran and his wife.
  • This WORLD Magazine article about how nonprofits are helping the city of Indianapolis features the work of The Fuller Center of Central Indiana.
  • We opened registration for the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ "Back to Biloxi" build, marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The build will be Aug. 24-29.
  • Speaking of 10th anniversaries, this is The Fuller Center’s 10th Anniversary year, and President David Snell penned this blog about how we are staying true to Millard Fuller’s vision for our grass-roots ministry. It was published on Jan. 3, which would have been Millard’s 80th birthday.
  • The Harrison Daily in Arkansas has this article about an Entergy Charitable Foundation grant for our North-Central Arkansas covenant partner.
  • We published this article about The Fuller Center of Western Cape, South Africa’s first Greater Blessing project.

Be sure to check and often for ALL the news and updates from The Fuller Center’s work across America and around the world.

Chris Johnson
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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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