Tag: disaster recovery

President Snell statement on tornado recovery: How you can help families rebuild lives

President Snell statement on tornado recovery: How you can help families rebuild lives

Give to the Disaster Recovery Fund President Snell statement on tornado recovery: How you can help families rebuild lives The Fuller Center for Housing is not a disaster relief organization. However, disaster recovery has become a growing component of our nonprofit housing ministry. It can be arduous work that does not get much attention, yet […]

Disaster ReBuilders hit the ground running in Louisiana and are ready for volunteers

Disaster ReBuilders hit the ground running in Louisiana and are ready for volunteers

(Photo: Louisiana National Guard soldiers assess damage in Lake Charles after Hurricane Laura.) Disaster ReBuilders hit the ground running in Louisiana and are ready for volunteers The dichotomy of the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders is that they are grateful to be of service but wish their services were not needed. Unfortunately for families in Texas, […]

Disaster ReBuilders help Panama City families, including Vietnam vet in desperate need

Disaster ReBuilders help Panama City families, including Vietnam vet in desperate need

(Photo: Vietnam veteran Ray Moneymaker sits in his Panama City home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018. He has since lost his wife to cancer and suffered a stroke. Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work on his home is nearly complete.) Note: With an abundance of caution and a close eye on ever-changing […]

Volunteer Chuck Baldacchino talks about spending his retirement serving others

Volunteer Chuck Baldacchino talks about spending his retirement serving others

(Photo: Chuck Baldacchino volunteers on Sandra Palma’s home in Panama City, Florida, while working with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders. Palma is fighting breast cancer while living in a home heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael a year and a half ago.) Chuck Baldacchino is well-known to many in the affordable housing movement’s volunteer circles, including […]

WMBB-TV reports on Disaster ReBuilders’ first project in Bay County, Florida

WMBB-TV reports on Disaster ReBuilders’ first project in Bay County, Florida

The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders are welcoming their first volunteer team in Hurricane Michael-ravaged Bay County, Florida, this week, and reporter Kayla Tucker of Panama City’s WMBB-TV paid a site visit to learn more about the project and what The Fuller Center and the Disaster ReBuilders are all about. You can see WMBB’s full report […]

SPECIAL REPORT: How Disaster ReBuilders tackled an “overwhelming” situation in Texas

SPECIAL REPORT: How Disaster ReBuilders tackled an “overwhelming” situation in Texas

When Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders President Bart Tucker arrived in Texas’ Upper Galveston Bay area a few days after Hurricane Harvey struck in 2017, the scenes were all too familiar — flooded streets, waterlogged homes and desperate faces. He had seen it all before in places like Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; Biloxi, Mississippi; and Atlantic City, […]

Disaster ReBuilders bring many new friends for Harvey victim in Friendswood, Texas

Disaster ReBuilders bring many new friends for Harvey victim in Friendswood, Texas

(Photo: Lou Ellen Hatchett, seated, was joyful during the recent dedication of her restored home.) Lou Ellen Hatchett has a crystal-clear message for all those folks — often dirty and sweaty — who kept marching in and out of her house earlier this year while she just wanted to return to the Friendswood, Texas, home […]

Young Professionals group learns about Disaster ReBuilders’ work in Louisiana

Young Professionals group learns about Disaster ReBuilders’ work in Louisiana

The Livingston Parish News reports on a luncheon meeting of the Livingston Young Professionals, during which leaders spoke about the work of the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders, who have set up a base in Denham Springs, Louisiana, to help residents recover from the disastrous flooding of 2016. “They will need volunteers,” said Jamie Seal, of […]