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Emily Build, born of tragedy 13 years ago, caps mother’s recovery in time for holidays

Emily Build, born of tragedy 13 years ago, caps mother’s recovery in time for holidays

Melanie Moss and her two children, Jake and Katherine, celebrated this Christmas in a new Fuller Center for Housing home in Bossier City, Louisiana — the 59th house dedicated by The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana. It was something Melanie never thought possible when she was in the depths of drug addiction, but […]

“Emily Build” puts finishing touch on homeowner’s recovery and redemption

“Emily Build” puts finishing touch on homeowner’s recovery and redemption

Melanie Moss climbed her way out of a life of drug addiction and now helps others on their road to recovery by working for the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana. The last step in Melanie’s road to a full recovery would be a simple, decent place to live. Thankfully, that is […]

Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned

Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned

(Photo: Charles and Vernita Brown cut the ribbon on their new Bossier City home in 2012. Less than seven years later, they have now paid off the mortgage.) Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned Navy veteran Charles Brown and his wife Vernita know what it’s like to be mired […]

City to provide more lots for Fuller Center homes in Bossier City, Louisiana

City to provide more lots for Fuller Center homes in Bossier City, Louisiana

(First Katy Build dedication, 2011) The city council of Bossier City, Louisiana, has passed a measure to facilitate the donation of five adjudicated lots to the Northwest Louisiana Fuller Center for Housing to build more homes in honor of three friends — Katy Watkins, 16, Molly Reed, 15, and Emily Perdue, 16 — who were killed […]

Marine went from leading troops to leading home-building efforts in Louisiana

Marine went from leading troops to leading home-building efforts in Louisiana

(This is the latest installment of our “Faith in Action” series. If you have a story of how involvement with The Fuller Center has impacted your faith, please let us know at this link.) Lee Jeter grew up economically disadvantaged in Bossier City, Louisiana, but he was fortunate to grow up in a home that […]

New house for once-homeless Army veteran, wife built in memory of teen

New house for once-homeless Army veteran, wife built in memory of teen

(Photo, from left: Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana Executive Director Lee Jeter, Sterling and Rhonda Combs, Bryan and Peri Reed. Mrs. Combs is holding a photo of Molly Reed, in whose memory their home was built.) Army veteran Sterling Combs and his wife, Rhonda, have seen their share of hard times, but they […]

Builds, unique fundraiser keep Fuller Center busy in Northwest Louisiana

Builds, unique fundraiser keep Fuller Center busy in Northwest Louisiana

The Fuller Center of Northwest Louisiana raised more than $95,000 this past weekend with a unique fundraiser that also helped shine a light on a nearly complete build in Bossier City, Louisiana, and on its upcoming groundbreaking for the next home for a veteran in Shreveport. The fundraiser gave people an opportunity to rappel down […]

Dad sees late daughter’s love for God live on through new Fuller Center home

Dad sees late daughter’s love for God live on through new Fuller Center home

(Bossier Press-Tribune photo) Bryan Reed (left) helps assemble pieces that will become the Molly Reed home. The house is being built in memory of his daughter, who was killed in a car accident more than a decade ago. Molly Reed was just 15 when she died in an automobile accident with friends Katy Watkins and […]