Shreveport builds homes 39 and 40 as part of worldwide MFLB

By Icess Fernandez

The Shreveport Times

When Marion Sullivan and 19 of her family members fled from Hurricane Katrina, she prayed they’d make it to Shreveport safely.

Now, five years later, her tears are joyful.

"I started crying and thanking God," she said. "I know he was responsible for getting us here."

Sullivan is a recipient of one of two houses constructed Monday during the inaugural Millard Fuller Legacy Build.

The event was part of a 100-house nationwide blitz honoring Millard Fuller, late founder of The Fuller Center and Habitat for Humanity. Lee Jeter, executive director of the Fuller Center of Northwest Louisiana, said that build falls on Fuller’s wedding anniversary. The center worked in collaboration with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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