Tag: hurricane harvey

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

(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

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

(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

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 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 […]

Disaster ReBuilders working to help World War II veteran, wife return home

World War II veteran William Nash, 92, and his wife of nearly 70 years, Maxine, have not been able to return to their home since Hurricane Harvey and its devastating flooding struck the Houston area in August of last year. Without insurance and with inadequate help from FEMA to make necessary repairs, they had nearly […]

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 […]