IN THE NEWS: New home built in 3 days with California family in desperate need

(KESQ-TV) Lloyd Tilch, of Twentynine Palms, California, proudly served his country as a Navy corpsman for 20 years. Now disabled, he is not the only one in his family battling medical issues that have led to a mountain of medical bills. Wife Debbie has been battling multiple cancers, while they have been raising their 16-year-old grandson Cody since he was 2. Among other thing, Cody suffers from cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease and a heart condition. Over this past weekend, in just three days, volunteers helped the Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing with the Tilches to build a simple, decent and affordable home where the Tilches will live comfortably and be able to pay a zero-percent-interest, no-profit-made mortgage on terms they can afford — payments that will go into a Fund for Humanity to help other families in need be able to seize a hand-up into decent living conditions.

View KESQ-TV’s video and report on the build.

See and share photos from the three-day build.

Read our preview of the build and see why leaders believe The Fuller Center’s hand-up method of helping people is a great fit for partnering with veterans.

More about The Fuller Center’s work with veterans.

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