MONTH IN REVIEW: September 2015

By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications

The highlight of September had to be the kickoff of the 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Shreveport, Louisiana. On September 27, dozens of volunteers came to spend a week further revitalizing the Allendale neighborhood where The Fuller Center first began working 10 years ago. Volunteers built four new homes and worked on a major rehab project. For an overview of the week, see the video above and then click here for all the stories from the week.

Other September happenings included:

  • We published this article on our website about how your gifts are being put to work in Nepal building safe, permanent homes for those impacted by April’s massive earthquake. The first houses in our 200-home initiative are under way, and our experts on the ground are sharing their knowledge about building earthquake-resistant homes with other builders in Nepal so that their homes can survive future quakes the way our Fuller Center homes survived this past one.
  • We dedicated another dozen homes in Nigeria, as you can read about and see here.
  • Hardware Retailing magazine published this article about how The Fuller Center’s relationship with the North American Retail Hardware Association forged important new bonds on the Gulf Coast during the Disaster ReBuilders’ Back to Biloxi Build.
  • We officially introduced our 2016 Bicycle Adventure volunteer leader, Connor Ciment, a Connecticut native who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama.
  • We dedicated our 6th new home in our newest building location in Haiti — the town of Pignon. See a photo here.
  • Our Tallahassee covenant partner participated in a Day of Service and Remembrance in Leon County, Florida. See pictures from the event that utilized dozens of volunteers.
  • Our covenant partner in Perry, Georgia, had a busy workday with dozens of young volunteers and several adults from their main partner church, Crossroads United Methodist Church. See a video about the day of service here.

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