Tag: veterans

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 […]

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

(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 […]

How an ailing child’s Christmas wish became a home for the holidays

(Photo, from left: Homeowner partner/volunteer Robin Pierre, homeowner partner and Army veteran Carla Ross and Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project Executive Director Kim Roberts with K’Hairi outside the Ross’ new home in West Point, Georgia.) K’Hairi has been going in and out of hospitals all eight of his years, just a fact of life with sickle-cell […]

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 […]

Disabled Army veteran says becoming homeowner “a dream come true”

Gavin Billbe is a disabled Army veteran who never thought he would have the opportunity to own his own home, but thanks to one of The Fuller Center for Housing’s newest partners — the Community Mission of Minersville, Pennsylvania — and the generous donor of a vacant property that just needs a little fixing up, […]

VIDEO: K’Hairi’s Christmas Wish Build dedication in West Point, Georgia

(Photo: Carla Ross hugs her house leaders Charlie Thell (left) and Tim DuBois as 7-year-old son K’Hairi looks on during the June 23, 2017, dedication of her new Fuller Center home.) A few months ago, we told you about K’Hairi, a 7-year-old boy who suffers from sickle-cell and asthma and asked Santa Claus for one […]