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NBC affiliate catches up with cross-country cyclists whose Adventure ends Saturday

NBC affiliate catches up with cross-country cyclists whose Adventure ends Saturday

NBC-41 television of Macon, Georgia, caught up with members of our cross-country Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure on Wednesday after they rode 91 miles from Americus to McRae. The 3,600-mile fundraising and awareness journey officially ends on Saturday with a short ride from Savannah to Tybee Island, where riders will dip their front wheels into the […]

Bicycle Adventurers relish opportunity to help people during build days

Bicycle Adventurers relish opportunity to help people during build days

(Photo: Americus-Sumter Fuller Center homeowner partner and frequent volunteer Thad Harris leads cyclists building a wheelchair ramp in Americus, Georgia.) The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure’s primary purpose is to help raise funds for The Fuller Center for Housing’s affordable housing ministry — something it has succeeded in doing over the past 10 years to the […]

There is more to some housing projects than first meets the eye

There is more to some housing projects than first meets the eye

Last week, I spent a little time with Mr. Earnest Solomon of Americus, Georgia. At 78, he still gets around his home fairly well. It almost makes you wonder why he needed a wheelchair ramp added to his home. Actually, he didn’t. It was for his wife, Evelyn. As her health declined with her children […]

50 college students, 5 different communities and 1 amazing spring break

50 college students, 5 different communities and 1 amazing spring break

For the second straight year, a huge team of Wittenberg University students on spring break drove to the Southeast last week — not to hit the beaches but to hit nails … a whole lot of nails. Fifty came from the Springfield, Ohio, school for alternative spring breaks last week — driving hundreds of miles […]

Americus project helps burglary victim have sense of security, added mobility

Americus project helps burglary victim have sense of security, added mobility

Emma Ruth Lewis of Americus has called the same house “home” for the last 30 years. However, the last three of those years have been less than perfect. Her home was burglarized, leaving her susceptible to future break-ins as the door would no longer shut properly. Since then, Emma has been afraid to be in the […]

Demand transparency from nonprofits; GuideStar rates Fuller Center ‘platinum’ for transparency

Demand transparency from nonprofits; GuideStar rates Fuller Center ‘platinum’ for transparency

(This is part of a regular series of blog posts related to The Fuller Center’s #MoreSmilesFewerShacks 2016 year-end campaign.) There are more than 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. This includes tiny charities in small towns and huge nonprofit organizations that reach across the nation and around the world. The majority of these nonprofits […]

Americus woman transforms home into shelter for homeless veterans

Americus woman transforms home into shelter for homeless veterans

Annie Bell White-Moss is an Americus-grown woman. She grew up in town, went to the local high school, and ran her own business in town. Now, she has turned an old property of hers into something to give back to the community she loves so dearly: a shelter for homeless veterans.  After finishing cosmetology school, […]