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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 […]

Wittenberg students spend spring break in Panama City — on builds, not beaches

Wittenberg students spend spring break in Panama City — on builds, not beaches

(Photo: Kenzie Hill cuts floor trim outside the home of Vietnam veteran Ray Moneymaker in Panama City, Florida, where he has lived despite his home being severely damaged by the October 2018 storm. Last week marked Hill’s fourth spring break service trip with The Fuller Center for Housing, having also served twice in Perry, Georgia, […]

Americorps NCCC team boosts Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts in Florida

Americorps NCCC team boosts Disaster ReBuilders’ efforts in Florida

A group of 18- to 24-year-olds is spending six weeks helping the Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders repair homes in Panama City, Florida, where many families are still dealing with damage caused by Hurricane Michael in 2018. “This is probably one of the most rewarding projects we’ve done so far,” tells WJHG-TV in their report that […]

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 […]

Disaster ReBuilders to help those still dealing with Hurricane Michael’s aftermath in Florida

Disaster ReBuilders to help those still dealing with Hurricane Michael’s aftermath in Florida

When most people think of Panama City, Florida, they think of beaches, sunshine, high-rise condominiums and spring break craziness. At least, that’s the way everyone thought of it before Hurricane Michael struck the area in October of last year as a powerful Category 5 storm — the first Category 5 to strike the contiguous United […]