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Families in Nepal say “thank you” for recently completed, quake-resistant homes

Families in Nepal say “thank you” for recently completed, quake-resistant homes

Another round of earthquake-resistant homes have been dedicated in Nepal, where The Fuller Center for Housing has completed 140 new homes since the devastating quake — bringing the total number of Fuller Center homes in the country to 164. More importantly, these homes stand as examples of how to build safer homes in the mountainous […]

United Church of Christ meets 50-home goal in Nepal earthquake recovery effort

United Church of Christ meets 50-home goal in Nepal earthquake recovery effort

The United Church of Christ has been one of the biggest supporters of The Fuller Center for Housing’s earthquake recovery in both Haiti and Nepal. UCC Disaster Ministries has contributed $200,000 to The Fuller Center’s work in Nepal, resulting in the construction of 50 earthquake-resistant houses. “We partnered with them because they had already been […]

FAITH IN ACTION: UCC church members from Elkhurst, Illinois, put faith in motion

FAITH IN ACTION: UCC church members from Elkhurst, Illinois, put faith in motion

(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.) The youth of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Elkhurst, Illinois, go on a mission trip every summer, but the […]

UCC continues to deliver on promise to help families in Nepal recover from earthquake

UCC continues to deliver on promise to help families in Nepal recover from earthquake

(Photo: One of the 26 new Fuller Center homes in Nepal already funded by UCC Disaster Ministries.) As Carol Fouke-Mpoyo rightly notes in a new article for the United Church of Christ’s website, there have been many hurdles placed in the way of good-hearted people trying to help the families still dealing with the aftermath […]

United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries supports Fuller Center flood recovery in Louisiana

United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries supports Fuller Center flood recovery in Louisiana

(Photo: Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders Volunteer Coordinator Mary Glover with “Miss Elgie) The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ ongoing work to help Louisiana residents in the Livingston Parish area who are still dealing with the effects of last year’s historic flooding is getting a huge boost from the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries. The Disaster […]

Two years after Nepal earthquake, we remain committed to building hope, sharing expertise

Two years after Nepal earthquake, we remain committed to building hope, sharing expertise

Two years ago today, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the mountainous country of Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people and reducing tens of thousands of homes to rubble. The Fuller Center for Housing had been working in Nepal for nearly a decade prior to the quake. In fact, at the time, The Fuller Center’s most […]

PHOTO GALLERY: The first 25 post-earthquake Fuller Center homes in Nepal

PHOTO GALLERY: The first 25 post-earthquake Fuller Center homes in Nepal

Fuller Center for Housing Director of International Field Operations Ryan Iafigliola and Zach Wolgemuth, an executive with the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries, had the opportunity to visit Nepal last week to check on the progress of The Fuller Center’s work since the devastating earthquake of April 2015. These first 25 homes are part […]