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Texas’ winter storm brings new set of challenges for Disaster ReBuilders; volunteers needed

Texas’ winter storm brings new set of challenges for Disaster ReBuilders; volunteers needed

Texas’ winter storm brings new set of challenges for Disaster ReBuilders; volunteers needed When last month’s weeklong winter freeze struck all 254 Texas counties, millions lost electricity and the ability to heat their homes. Residents huddled together in shelters, while some families resorted to burning pieces of furniture to stay warm. Others perished in freezing […]

Poll: Disaster ReBuilders’ work voted ministry’s top story of 2020

Poll: Disaster ReBuilders’ work voted ministry’s top story of 2020

(Photo: Disaster ReBuilders dedicate the restored home of Roosevelt and Inez in Pamlico County, N.C., in November 2020. The couple had been displaced for more than two years after Hurricane Florence struck in 2018.) Poll: Disaster ReBuilders’ work voted ministry’s top story of 2020 The 2020 hurricane season set a record with 30 named storms […]

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, […]

“The House That Brenda Built” a tribute to selfless servant who never wanted attention

“The House That Brenda Built” a tribute to selfless servant who never wanted attention

(This is a special report from the Brenda Barton Memorial Build. Coming soon will be a special report at FullerCenter.org on the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work as a whole in the Houston area. Coming later this year will be a special report from the Disaster ReBuilders’ work in North Carolina.)   In all her […]

Disaster ReBuilders to honor Brenda Barton with May blitz build in Dickinson, Texas

Disaster ReBuilders to honor Brenda Barton with May blitz build in Dickinson, Texas

Photo: Brenda Barton (center) shares a laugh with Dianne Fuller during the 2015 Lind-A-Hand women’s build in Lanett, Alabama. When Brenda Barton passed away on Jan. 30, 2019, after a brief illness, individuals and groups throughout The Fuller Center for Housing’s ministry lost a tireless advocate for their work and a treasure trove of information […]

Parrot Heads find Fuller Center’s work in Texas worth squawking about

Parrot Heads find Fuller Center’s work in Texas worth squawking about

(Note: Fuller Center Director of Communications Chris Johnson is a self-described Parrot Head — a die-hard Jimmy Buffett fan — who has been champing at the beak for an excuse to work Buffett into his work. After nearly eight years on the job, he finally found one!) To casual observers, Jimmy Buffett’s die-hard fans — […]

Members of Auburn United Methodist Church discuss Disaster ReBuilders experience

Members of Auburn United Methodist Church discuss Disaster ReBuilders experience

In the top story on Columbus, Georgia, TV station WLTZ this morning, Auburn United Methodist Church members talked about their experience of working with the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders in New Bern, North Carolina, where they teamed up with friends from New York’s Orchard Park Presbyterian to help families affected by Hurricane Florence. The groups […]

Catholic Charities contributes $500,000 to Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts in Texas

Catholic Charities contributes $500,000 to Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts in Texas

Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston is contributing $500,000 to the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders to house families and rebuild their homes that were damaged last year by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Fox-26 television reports on the deal in the video below and notes that the Disaster ReBuilders are looking for more local volunteers as they continue […]