Millard Fuller Legacy Build – getting ready

Millard Fuller Legacy Build – getting ready

It’s been a whirlwind of activity here in Indianapolis and the build week hasn’t even gotten started!  The Fuller Center Board of Directors held its meeting Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  We are blessed with an outstanding board of solid folks who are dedicated to the mission.  It’s always a pleasure to spend time in their company.  We’re able to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time—a tribute to their focus and commitment.

After Saturday’s meeting we were part of the Miracle Mile Parade (jump below for my video blog from the event), an annual event that board member Jeff Cardwell started several years back to boost interest in the South Side.  

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The grand marshals this year were the Legacy Build volunteers who walked as a group towards the head of the parade.  I had a special treat—I got to ride in the side car of one of the Metropolitan Police motorcycle drill team’s Harleys.  It’s been a while since I’ve had that much fun.  The drill team is superb.  My job was to look happy—an easy task—and wave at the kids along the way.  They had no idea who I was, but waved back with enthusiasm.  I think it was the side car that they were taken with.

The Legacy Build gets underway today with the orientation meeting and dinner.  I’ve seen a number of volunteers already—these events are a like a family reunion, one where all of the relatives actually get along.  Tomorrow the real work begins.  Over the course of the week we’ll build seven new houses and rehab another 15.  While we’re at work here covenant partners around the world will be building and dedicating another 100 houses.  It’s going to be a great week.It’s been a whirlwind of activity here in Indianapolis and the build week hasn’t even gotten started!  The Fuller Center Board of Directors held its meeting Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  We are blessed with an outstanding board of solid folks who are dedicated to the mission.  It’s always a pleasure to spend time in their company.  We’re able to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time—a tribute to their focus and commitment.

After Saturday’s meeting we were part of the Miracle Mile Parade, an annual event that board member Jeff Cardwell started several years back to boost interest in the South Side.  The grand marshals this year were the Legacy Build volunteers who walked as a group towards the head of the parade.  I had a special treat—I got to ride in the side car of one of the Metropolitan Police motorcycle drill team’s Harleys.  It’s been a while since I’ve had that much fun.  The drill team is superb.  My job was to look happy—an easy task—and wave at the kids along the way.  They had no idea who I was, but waved back with enthusiasm.  I think it was the side car that they were taken with.

The Legacy Build gets underway today with the orientation meeting and dinner.  I’ve seen a number of volunteers already—these events are a like a family reunion, one where all of the relatives actually get along.  Tomorrow the real work begins.  Over the course of the week we’ll build seven new houses and rehab another 15.  While we’re at work here covenant partners around the world will be building and dedicating another 100 houses.  It’s going to be a great week.

Click to find out more about the build–including links to photos, stories, and more video as the week goes on!

David Snell
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David Snell is the President of The Fuller Center for Housing.

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