Tag: shreveport

Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned

(Photo: Charles and Vernita Brown cut the ribbon on their new Bossier City home in 2012. Less than seven years later, they have now paid off the mortgage.) Navy veteran Charles Brown and his wife Vernita know what it’s like to be mired in the depths of misery and despair, barely surviving in a troubled […]

Brenda Barton will be remembered for her tireless service, passion for this ministry

As the Director of U.S. Covenant Partner Support for The Fuller Center for Housing, Brenda Barton’s job description was too long to recite. Primarily, it was her responsibility to help covenant partners launch their operations, coach them on day-to-day operations and make sure that the many financial regulations and legal requirements were understood. Her job […]

Formerly homeless Army veteran gets a home for Christmas

Daniel Baugh says he lost everything, including his home, in Iowa before hopping in his truck and heading south six years ago. He wound up in a Volunteers of America traditional housing center in Shreveport, Louisiana, and kept pulling himself up by his bootstraps as best he could. Last year, he volunteered to help build […]

FAITH IN ACTION: Marine went from leading troops to leading home-building efforts in Louisiana

(This is the latest installment of our “Faith in Action” series. If you have a story of how involvement with The Fuller Center has impacted your faith, please let us know at this link.) Lee Jeter grew up economically disadvantaged in Bossier City, Louisiana, but he was fortunate to grow up in a home that […]

New house for once-homeless Army veteran, wife built in memory of teen

(Photo, from left: Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana Executive Director Lee Jeter, Sterling and Rhonda Combs, Bryan and Peri Reed. Mrs. Combs is holding a photo of Molly Reed, in whose memory their home was built.) Army veteran Sterling Combs and his wife, Rhonda, have seen their share of hard times, but they […]

Fifth veteran’s home going up in Shreveport’s Stoner Hill neighborhood

The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana’s 58th new home build will be its fifth in the Stoner Hill neighborhood — all five homeowner partners being veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Fuller Center broke ground Saturday on the new home for 20-year Army veteran Daniel Baugh, whose home is being sponsored by […]

Builds, unique fundraiser keep Fuller Center busy in Northwest Louisiana

The Fuller Center of Northwest Louisiana raised more than $95,000 this past weekend with a unique fundraiser that also helped shine a light on a nearly complete build in Bossier City, Louisiana, and on its upcoming groundbreaking for the next home for a veteran in Shreveport. The fundraiser gave people an opportunity to rappel down […]

Latest TV, newspaper reports from the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure

The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure’s East Coast ride from Maine to Key West began on Saturday, while the cross-country ride is currently in Louisiana on its way from San Francisco to Savannah (where the two rides will meet for a celebration next month). KTLA-TV caught up with the riders in Shreveport for this piece. The […]