(BEAUREGARD, Ala. – Sept. 28, 2019) — The Fuller Center for Housing received a $50,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation for the construction of a new home for tornado victims in Beauregard, Alabama. Construction will take place during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 2019, during The Fuller Center for Housing’s annual Millard Fuller Legacy Build.
“This is a tremendous gift by Wells Fargo and its people, some of whom will be volunteering during the build,” said Fuller Center President David Snell. “On behalf of the family who will receive this home and the volunteers who will work alongside them in building it, we would like to thank Wells Fargo for its generosity.”
A total of 11 new homes will be built during the 2019 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Lee County, Alabama, which was struck by a massive tornado on March 3, 2019 that damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and killed 23 people. Wells Fargo team members from both Georgia and Alabama will be onsite volunteering during the build to help with the construction.
“This community went through a horrific tragedy earlier this year, leaving many people without a place to live,” said Craig Busby, District Manager for Wells Fargo in Alabama. “This $50,000 grant is enough to fund the new construction of a house for a family who lost so much in the tornado, and we could not be more pleased to help bring them home.”