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You can now watch “Project Christmas Joy” online thanks to Hallmark Channel Everywhere

You can now watch “Project Christmas Joy” online thanks to Hallmark Channel Everywhere

Photo: Fuller Center President David Snell (right) at the Oct.. 4, 2019, home dedication for Angela (left) and Andrea Rivera, sisters who lost their mother in the March 3 tornado that struck Lee County, Alabama. They are among the families featured in “Project Christmas Joy.” The reaction to the Hallmark Drama one-hour special “Project Christmas […]

VIDEO: The 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build planted seeds of hope in Lee County, Alabama

VIDEO: The 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build planted seeds of hope in Lee County, Alabama

More than 420 volunteers from at least 29 states and seven different countries came together in Lee County, Alabama, last week to build 11 new homes. The build was part of the recovery effort that has followed the devastating March 3, 2019, EF-4 tornado that ravaged parts of Lee County, particularly the rural community of […]

Homes give those who lost family members in tornado something to cling to

Homes give those who lost family members in tornado something to cling to

(Photo: Tiffany Robinson’s home is going up at the site where a tornado destroyed the home she shared with her parents, who were killed in the tornado. Tiffany was badly injured and later learned seven members of her extended family also died that day.) A total of 23 people were killed on March 3, 2019, […]

Legacy Build volunteers press on through record-breaking heat

Legacy Build volunteers press on through record-breaking heat

BEAUREGARD, Alabama — Ahh, there’s nothing quite like fall in Alabama. And, today, October 1, was definitely nothing like fall in Alabama is supposed to be. In fact, it was an awful lot like summer in Alabama — or on the equator. When the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build was scheduled months ago for the […]

Legacy Build gets boost from volunteers near and far — some from very far

Legacy Build gets boost from volunteers near and far — some from very far

(Photo: Legacy Build volunteers Zenon Colque of Lima, Peru, and Monica Cardenas of Bogota, Colombia) BEAUREGARD, Ala. — When total volunteer hours are tallied after the conclusion of the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build, that number is expected to set a record for volunteer hours at a single Fuller Center event — by a long […]

10th anniversary Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicks off in Beauregard, Alabama

10th anniversary Millard Fuller Legacy Build kicks off in Beauregard, Alabama

The 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build — a tornado-recovery effort in Beauregard, Alabama — kicked off Sunday night with a packed house at host Providence Baptist Church that saw volunteers treated to a wonderful dinner, partner families recognized, house leaders thanked and supporters honored. The Fuller Center for Housing would like to express its gratitude […]

Pros build two sets of Millard Fuller Legacy Build walls in just two hours

Pros build two sets of Millard Fuller Legacy Build walls in just two hours

Building entire sets of walls in advance gives blitz builds like the upcoming Millard Fuller Legacy Build a big head start. These wall builds often involve large numbers of volunteers who are eager to swing a hammer even if they have very little construction experience. However, Auburn, Alabama-based Crawford Construction Company — with help from […]

Wittenberg University student writes of how tornado shook up service week

Wittenberg University student writes of how tornado shook up service week

Danny Barren knew spending his spring break serving alongside fellow Wittenberg University students with the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project would be a challenge — especially because he was coming off of knee surgery and was just beginning to get back on his feet. But when an EF-4 struck nearby Beauregard, Alabama, just after the group […]