2016 Millard Fuller Legacy Build – Armenia: July 17-24
The Millard Fuller Legacy Build (MFLB) named in memory of Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center for Housing, is an annual, internationally-recognized week of building that brings attention to the need for simple, decent and affordable housing. Each year we celebrate this event by hosting a large build that volunteers from all over the world join. We are excited to announce that this year that event is happening in Armenia! Armenia is a land of rich history, beautiful mountainous scenery, and fascinating cultural heritage. It is also a land of great need.
Since the launch of the Fuller Center Armenia in 2008, they have been able to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to more then 450 families! During this build we will be looking to help 12 more families attain their dream of owning a home. Participants will have the option to stay for one or two weeks. Go ahead and sign up below or keep scrolling to learn more.This is going to be a trip you won’t want to miss!*For the one week option select Millard Fuller Legacy Build in the drop down menu and for those wanting to stay two weeks you will need to select Leo and Sona Manuelian’s trip.
Participants will have two options to consider when thinking about joining the Millard Fuller Legacy Build. You can choose to just participant in the one week Legacy Build or you can sign up to build for two weeks by joining Leo and Sona Manuelian’s trip which overlaps the Legacy build and stays in Armenia an extra week after the build.
Schedule for Millard Fuller Legacy Build:
Sunday, July 17: Arrive in Yerevan which is the capital city of Armenia. Participants can arrive on this day or before noon July 18.
Monday, July 18: After lunch in Yerevan the team will make the 2 hour drive to Vanadzor. There will be a welcome dinner and orientation.
Tuesday, July 19: Morning MFLB opening ceremony at the ARDA site community center and the start building! After the building and before dinner, participants will tour the metal container (domik) area.
Wednesday – Friday, July 20-22: Spend the day building with different local groups.
Saturday, July 23: Home dedications! In the afternoon those who were just coming for the MFLB will head back to Yerevan.
Sunday, July 24: Participants flying out need to do so by noon. Those staying for the full two weeks will stay in Vanadzor and continue building and touring.
Schedule for those wanting to stay an additional week with Leo and Sona:
Sunday-Tuesday, July 24-26: Continue to work at the site and tour the local area
Wednesday, July 27: Return to Yerevan in the morning and spend the rest of the day touring Thursday, July 28: Continue touring Yerevan Friday, July 29: Fly back home. Flights must be scheduled before noon.
*Prepare to be flexible and patient as plans can change.
-In-depth Guidebook outlining what to expect -Pre-trip safety training -Fundraising guide -Option to create online fundraising page -T-shirt and hat
Yes – from Global Builders staff
Clean Drinking Water:
Yes – 3 meals a day are provided
Yes – to and from the airport and work-site
Yes – led and coordinated by dedicated Armenians
Travel Medical Insurance:
Type of Work
Participants will be working on finishing a multi-story, multi-family building. The building will be able to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to 12 families in the city of Vanadzor. You will be helping with a variety of different tasks related to the finishing stages of construction. Work will typically involve helping the masons and carpenters — stuccoing, painting, adding fixtures, etc. At the end of the week there will be a home dedication so the volunteers can help welcome these families into their new homes!