Robin Hood grant bolsters Fuller Center recovery work in New Jersey

Robin Hood grant bolsters Fuller Center recovery work in New Jersey

The Robin Hood Foundation’s latest round of Hurricane Sandy Relief Grants includes $400,000 for The Fuller Center for Housing’s relief efforts in Atlantic City, N.J.

The $400,000 grant will go to Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders, which is working with our lead recovery covenant partner — The Fuller Center for Housing in the New Jersey Pines.

FCH New Jersey Pines will be the host for the 2013 Millard Fuller Legacy Build to be held April 28 to May 3. New Jersey Pines had been selected to be the host weeks before Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. Afterward, the decision was made to hold the event earlier than usual and shift the location to Atlantic City, less than an hour east of New Jersey Pines’ base of operations.

More than $50 million for the relief fund was generated by the “12-12-12” concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, which featured performances by numerous musical stars, including such acts as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Fuller Center supporter Roger Waters.

“We are pleased that The Robin Hood Foundation has recognized our expertise in this kind of work,” Fuller Center President David Snell said. “The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders and The Fuller Center in the New Jersey Pines already are hard at work helping Atlantic City residents recover from this terrible storm. This grant will help our work continue there, including during the Legacy Build that will draw hundreds of volunteers to the city.”

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Chris Johnson
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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

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