Tag: veterans

NYC Mayor Adams volunteers at Fuller Center build-a-thon for veterans in The Bronx

NYC Mayor Adams volunteers at Fuller Center build-a-thon for veterans in The Bronx

NYC Mayor Eric Adams volunteers at Fuller Center build-a-thon for veterans in The Bronx, honored with Millard Fuller Award THE BRONX, New York City — The mayor of America’s largest city, Eric Adams, showed up at John F. Kennedy High School in The Bronx on Saturday to swing a hammer and run a chop saw […]

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana’s newest homeowner loves to crochet — and the results of that hobby can be seen in dozens of blankets that have been donated to a local homeless shelter, […]

Army veteran in Greenwood, Mississippi, celebrates paying off home mortgage

Army veteran in Greenwood, Mississippi, celebrates paying off home mortgage

(Photo: Glenda Cole sits on the front porch of her home in Greenwood, Miss., with her son, Phil. Cole recently paid off the mortgage on the home she partnered to build in 1999. Photo courtesy of the Greenwood Commonwealth.) Army veteran in Greenwood, Mississippi, celebrates paying off home mortgage There are many steps in the […]

K’Hairi’s Christmas wish, three years later: Army veteran remains grateful, worries about others

K’Hairi’s Christmas wish, three years later: Army veteran remains grateful, worries about others

(Photo: Charlie Thell and Tim DuBois get a hug from Carla Ross as son K’Hairi looks on during the 2017 dedication of their new Fuller Center home in West Point, Georgia.) Few children have captured the hearts of Fuller Center supporters the way K’Hairi did in 2017 when he saw his long-time Christmas wish come […]

WEEK-TV report: Veteran’s widow gets badly needed home repairs in East Bluff, Illinois

WEEK-TV report: Veteran’s widow gets badly needed home repairs in East Bluff, Illinois

Veteran’s widow gets badly needed home repairs in East Bluff, Illinois When Barbara Johnson’s neighbors noticed that the veteran’s widow who suffers from dementia needed home repairs to stay safely in her house of 30 years, they put out a call for assistance in a neighborhood Facebook group. That ultimately led them to the Illinois […]

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

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.) Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned Navy veteran Charles Brown and his wife Vernita know what it’s like to be mired […]

Formerly homeless Army veteran gets a home for Christmas

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 […]

Groups help Fuller Center build ramps, make repairs for veterans in Louisiana

Groups help Fuller Center build ramps, make repairs for veterans in Louisiana

(Photo: Vietnam veteran Joe Simms Stafford’s home in Independence, Louisiana, was flooded in August 2016.) With the help of a group from First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, N.J., the Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing built a ramp for an Army veteran in Hammond, Louisiana, on Friday, and then teamed up with volunteers from […]