By Bob Darden
Catherine Taylor’s home at 317 McCain St. once suffered from a leaky roof and rotting wood.
But today the small, one-story home sports a new roof thanks to the Greater Blessings program.
“I think it’s good,” Taylor said, sitting inside her warm and dry home.
Greater Blessings is part of the Fuller Center for Housing, a faith-based philanthropic organization started by Millard Fuller, the man who at one point led Habitat for Humanity.
Instead of building homes from the ground up, Greater Blessings renovates existing homes with up to $5,000 in home improvements and repairs.
“The program teaches people how to give back to help somebody else. Our program does that a little bit,” said Rocky Powers, president and volunteer construction coordinator for the Greenwood-Leflore Fuller Center for Housing. Continue reading >>