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Their retirement looks an awful lot like work to some, but they love it

Their retirement looks an awful lot like work to some, but they love it

Their retirement looks a lot like work to some, but they love it OPELIKA, Alabama — On Millard Fuller Legacy Build sites, you’ll often find volunteers who use their precious personal or vacation time from their employment to help others have simple, decent places to live. Others work for companies who promote volunteerism by allowing […]

Legacy Build homeowner partners grateful for hand-up and new friends

Legacy Build homeowner partners grateful for hand-up and new friends

Julia Finley (center) places the first exterior board of her home into place with the help of house captain Peter Salemme (right) and other Millard Fuller Legacy Build volunteers on Monday in Opelika, Alabama. Legacy Build homeowner partners grateful for hand-up and new friends OPELIKA, Alabama — When families are selected as Fuller Center for […]

Smaller homes offer path to more affordable home ownership, construction

Smaller homes offer path to more affordable home ownership, construction

(Photo: Prayer during the dedication of Angela McCray’s new home on Saturday, August 12, 2023, in Lanett, Alabama) Smaller homes offer path to more affordable home ownership, construction LANETT, Alabama — At a time when construction costs — along with many other costs of living — are growing faster than working class incomes, many people […]

Celebrate the legendary Kim Roberts by volunteering at her final Legacy Build

Celebrate the legendary Kim Roberts by volunteering at her final Legacy Build

Celebrate the legendary Kim Roberts by volunteering at her final Legacy Build as Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project’s Executive Director LANETT, Alabama — Kim Roberts has served as Executive Director of the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project for the past 15 years, a run during which it has become The Fuller Center’s top builder of new homes […]

Registration now open for fall Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Opelika, Alabama

Registration now open for fall Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Opelika, Alabama

Registration now open for fall Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Opelika, Alabama Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Executive Director Kim Roberts announced today that registration is now under way for the 2023 Millard Fuller Legacy Build, at which volunteers from across the country will converge in Opelika, Alabama, to build three new Fuller Center homes alongside […]

Homeowner Carol Adams reflects on “Miracle on Dover Street” six months later

Homeowner Carol Adams reflects on “Miracle on Dover Street” six months later

(Photo: House captain Doug Dewberry presents homeowner partner Carol Adams with a Bible at the dedication of her home on Oct. 3, 2019, at the conclusion of the Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Opelika, Ala.) The week of September 29-October 4, 2019, saw multiple days of record-breaking heat in Lee County, Alabama, during the Millard […]