Partnerships at Work

Greenwood, Mississippi may be best known by the outside world as the headquarters of Viking kitchen appliances and home of the Tallahatchie Bridge (1960’s country/rock ballad). But get in close and one will find a caring community. The Fuller Center in Greenwood has built more than 23 homes in its history as a former Habitat affiliate and 4 new homes since they converted to Fuller Center about two years ago. Their board is all-volunteer with about 30 board members who pay $25 a year to belong to the board. With that they pay all their administrative expenses—even water at the job site. That way they can tell donors that 100 per cent of their donations go into the building program. 

Rocky and Elizabeth Powers are long time volunteers. Rocky has served as the volunteer executive director and Mr. Everything for Fuller Center. Elizabeth serves on the Family Selection and Support Committee in between her many duties on community boards and committees. They make quite a team. Last year Rocky and Elizabeth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Not only do they carry a big load for Fuller Center they are heavily involved with other community activities. This year Rocky is chairman of Leflore County United Way. United Way is getting ready for its Day of Caring where over 200 volunteers from the community and as far away as Memphis will take on projects for June 7th. In partnership with United Way this year’s Day of Caring will include some Fuller Center Greater Blessing Box projects. Good people coming together to do great things. 

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