(Kansas City Star) Lizbette Rodriguez said she cried "tears of joy" when her family was chosen by the Fuller Center of Greater Kansas City as homeowner partners for a new house build. The Kansas City Star details how those tears of joy have turned into hours of sweat at the Rodriguezes build their home alongside volunteers dedicated to The Fuller Center’s mission of extending a hand-up instead of a handout to people in need. The Star also interviewed Lorie Perdieu, a severely disabled woman who thought home ownership was not possible for her until The Fuller Center convinced her. Now, not only is she happy in her new home fitted especially for her needs, but she also has accepted a spot on The Fuller Center of Greater Kansas City’s board of directors. "They kept their promise to me," she said.