Tag: allendale

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana’s newest homeowner loves to crochet — and the results of that hobby can be seen in dozens of blankets that have been donated to a local homeless shelter, […]

Brenda Barton will be remembered for her tireless service, passion for this ministry

Brenda Barton will be remembered for her tireless service, passion for this ministry

As the Director of U.S. Covenant Partner Support for The Fuller Center for Housing, Brenda Barton’s job description was too long to recite. Primarily, it was her responsibility to help covenant partners launch their operations, coach them on day-to-day operations and make sure that the many financial regulations and legal requirements were understood. Her job […]

Having a home for the holidays means everything to new parents in Shreveport

Having a home for the holidays means everything to new parents in Shreveport

Caden Lee Carter may never know what it’s like to spend the holidays in a substandard home. That’s because his parents — Roderick and Quinetta Carter — partnered with The Fuller Center for Housing to build a new home alongside dozens of volunteers at the 2015 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Shreveport. Their goal in […]

Shreveport Times reports on Allendale’s rise from ‘food desert’ status

Shreveport Times reports on Allendale’s rise from ‘food desert’ status

The first Fuller Center homes built in the United States were in Shreveport’s Allendale community, a neighborhood so afflicted with crime and drugs that the police asked Millard Fuller not to work there as people’s safety could not be guaranteed. Naturally, true to Millard’s way, that’s exactly where he chose to begin work. More than […]