NYC Mayor Eric Adams volunteers at Fuller Center build-a-thon for veterans in The Bronx, honored with Millard Fuller Award
THE BRONX, New York City — The mayor of America’s largest city, Eric Adams, showed up at John F. Kennedy High School in The Bronx on Saturday to swing a hammer and run a chop saw with The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City.
The Fuller Center hosted a build-a-thon at which volunteers built furniture for formerly homeless veterans to thank them for their service. The event was held in partnership with the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services.
Fuller Center of Greater New York City Executive Director Jim Killoran also presented Mayor Adams with its Millard Fuller Award for his leadership and service on veterans issues.
“We are blessed to have a great partnership with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services. and the Mayor’s office,” Killoran said. “This furniture build-a-thon is a catalyst — a call that every veteran should have decent furniture and a simple decent place to live.
“It was an honor to present Mayor Adams with the Millard Fuller Legend Award for his commitment to veterans, housing, and for swinging a hammer … and using a chopsaw with The Fuller Center of Greater New York City!” Killoran added. “Millard Fuller’s call that everyone should have a simple decent home is speaking louder than ever to all of us to hear!”