Tag: Armenia

After 30-plus years in “temporary” shelter, Armenian family to soon have decent home

After 30-plus years in “temporary” shelter, Armenian family to soon have decent home

Since a massive earthquake struck Armenia in 1988, the Soghoyan-Tadevosyan family has been living in a metal shipping container. Unfortunately, this is not a unique story as thousands of Armenian families have been living in these “domiks” that were provided by the Soviet Union as “temporary” shelters after the disaster. But the Soviet Union collapsed, […]

VivaCell-MTS/Fuller Center of Armenia partnership marking 200th home together

VivaCell-MTS/Fuller Center of Armenia partnership marking 200th home together

Since 2008, The Fuller Center for Housing of Armenia has helped about 800 families have simple, decent places to live — many of those families moving out of converted metal shipping containers — called “domiks” — that were intended to be temporary shelters after the 1988 earthquake. A quarter of those families have been helped […]

David Snell’s “The Tattered Passport” now available in E-book format

David Snell’s “The Tattered Passport” now available in E-book format

In September of 2018, Fuller Center for Housing President David Snell released “The Tattered Passport” in paperback through Amazon. With a cover price of $15, proceeds of the book go to The Fuller Center’s work of helping people have simple, decent places to live. Today, “The Tattered Passport” was made available in a electronic format […]

Building homes in Armenia a summer tradition for Florida’s Charlie Takesian

Building homes in Armenia a summer tradition for Florida’s Charlie Takesian

Now 82, Charlie Takesian of Ocala, Florida, recently returned from his 12th mission trip to build homes — the last 10 of those trips have been to the country of his forefathers, Armenia. In an interview with the Ocala Star-Banner, Takesian talks about why he serves every summer with The Fuller Center for Housing’s Global […]

VIDEO: Anush takes you on a tour of her family’s new home in Armenia

VIDEO: Anush takes you on a tour of her family’s new home in Armenia

  After spending virtually her entire life in a shipping container that was supposed to be only a “temporary” shelter after a massive earthquake struck Armenia in 1988, Anush is thrilled to have a beautiful new home for her family in the Lori region’s Darpas village. Speaking in English, Anush takes us on a tour […]

Armenian family to get new home after three decades in shipping container

Armenian family to get new home after three decades in shipping container

After a devastating earthquake rocked the historic land of Armenia in 1988, thousands of families were provided temporary shelter by the Soviet Union in the form of empty metal shipping containers known as domiks. Unfortunately, many of those shelters were far from temporary and thousands still live in them following the collapse of the Soviet […]

David Snell: Armenia’s 10th anniversary celebration truly a special occasion

David Snell: Armenia’s 10th anniversary celebration truly a special occasion

(Photo: From left: Sheilla Snell, Abie Alexander and David Snell) Fuller Center President David Snell recently returned from Armenia, where he joined with Fuller Center supporters from the United States and in-country leadership to mark the 10-year anniversary of the covenant partner joining the ranks of The Fuller Center for Housing — a period that […]

U.S. Embassy’s Helping Hands in Armenia continue decade-long tradition

U.S. Embassy’s Helping Hands in Armenia continue decade-long tradition

The Fuller Center for Housing of Armenia is celebrating its 10th year of operation in 2018 — a decade that has seen it complete more than 630 homes in a land rich with history and beauty but also plagued by housing and economic problems. One of the organizations that annually supports The Fuller Center’s work […]