President Snell statement on tornado recovery: How you can help families rebuild lives
The Fuller Center for Housing is not a disaster relief organization. However, disaster recovery has become a growing component of our nonprofit housing ministry. It can be arduous work that does not get much attention, yet it is so very important and appreciated by families who often feel forgotten as the spotlight moves on from a major disaster to other news stories.
It’s during this long road to recovery that families most need our help in once again having simple, decent places to live.
While the current situation in Western Kentucky is still in emergency relief mode, we are contacting potential partners and formulating plans for the months and, likely, years to come in the recovery process. We’ve responded to disasters before and demonstrated our commitment to be there for the long haul — from earthquakes in Nepal, Armenia and Haiti to hurricanes in Louisiana, North Carolina and Texas and tornadoes in Missouri and Alabama. We understand the commitment that long-term disaster recovery requires.
We also know that we cannot do it without the support of our generous donors. We want to be able to hit the ground running as soon as we have partners or local leaders in place and ready to rebuild.
Thank you for your consideration, and please continue to keep the families of tornado victims in your thoughts and prayers.
David Snell, President, The Fuller Center for Housing