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We will be helping families recover from Harvey for a long time; you can help

We will be helping families recover from Harvey for a long time; you can help

(Photo: From left, Debi and Bill Hayden with Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing Executive Director Tamara Danel in April at the re-dedication of their Hammond, Louisiana home, where damage from the August 2016 flood was repaired by Fuller Center volunteers.)   Give to the Disaster Recovery Fund   The images coming out of […]

Louisiana build features three generations of Stoesz family among volunteers

Louisiana build features three generations of Stoesz family among volunteers

Last week’s Higher Ground on the Bayou Build in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, brought together dozens of volunteers to help a couple of families who have been dealing with the aftermath of historic flooding for months. A trio of volunteers, though, had a special connection that no other group of volunteers could match. Among the volunteers […]

Flood-impacted families waited a long time for this week to come

Flood-impacted families waited a long time for this week to come

When Cathy Wagner’s 13-year-old grandson got home from school on Wednesday, he stopped in his tracks and smiled. When she asked him what was wrong, he just kept smiling and responded: “WE”VE GOT WALLS, NANNY! WE CAN GO HOME SOON!” Cathy and her husband David, a Vietnam veteran, used much of their life savings to […]

VIDEO: One of the best looks at flood damage in Livingston Parish, Louisiana

VIDEO: One of the best looks at flood damage in Livingston Parish, Louisiana

The Fuller Center was recently alerted to a YouTube video that has been seen nearly 20,000 times and provides some of the best footage from the flooding in Livingston Parish, which is where the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders have established a base to help families recover from the disaster that struck last summer. The Disaster […]

LOUISIANA FLOOD UPDATE: Report from Fuller Center leader in Tangipahoa Parish

LOUISIANA FLOOD UPDATE: Report from Fuller Center leader in Tangipahoa Parish

Earlier this year in March, Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing Executive Director Tamara Danel reported that flooding in southern Louisiana — including in Tangipahoa Parish where her covenant partner is based — was the worst the lifelong Louisianan had seen in her lifetime. Until this month, that is. Flooding has damaged more than […]

David Snell: Louisiana flooding victims need our help

David Snell: Louisiana flooding victims need our help

Last week, as much as 20 inches of rain fell in some parts of Louisiana in less than 48 hours. One of the hardest-hit parishes is Tangipahoa, where the very busy and effective Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing is based. Ginger Ford Northshore Executive Director Tamara Danel was raised in nearby New Orleans, […]