by Kris Todd
A home repair and rebuilding ministry aimed at assisting lower-income Clay and Dickinson County families has officially taken off.
The work currently being accomplished on a Terril home — the first project house in need of major repairs approved by local Fuller Center for Housing (FCH) partner board members — began occurring in May.
“Part of the local Fuller Center’s thing is we don’t want to see these houses deteriorating and the resources they have becoming unusable, whether it’s reclaiming the lumber to use in other projects or obtaining the home and fixing it up so it can be a home for a family where it sits. All of those are ideas that we want to address with our Fuller Center for Housing (Iowa Lakes covenant partnership),” Ed Peterson, executive director of the local partnership, explained.
The FCH is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. By forming partnerships with local organizations, the Fuller Center provides the structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them.
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