WEEK IN REVIEW: Bonding experiences

By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications

I’m coming out with the week in review a little early this week as our offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday — which reminds me to remind you to check out Fuller Center President David Snell’s blog that comes out Easter Sunday. It captures the essence of why we do what we do, and you’ll be able to read it by clicking this link.

Our very first Global Builders trip to Nicaragua earlier this month was a rousing success — as was the second one that took place the very next week. Two members of that first trip — Mary Ann Turner-DeJesus and Brenda Sawyer — talk about the tears and laughter shared with the family members who worked so hard alongside them all week. Click here to read about their amazing bonding experience.

We welcomed Ryan Iafigliola and Melissa Merrill back to the office this week after a cold and wet but memorable and successful 400-mile bicycle ride down The Natchez Trace Parkway on the Bicycle Adventure’s Spring Ride. Click here to visit the Bicycle Adventure’s Facebook page and check out all their photos!

And it was a great week of support for our efforts to help Atlantic City residents who are still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. This week, we announced a new $250,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation and a $25,000 grant from the United Church of Christ’s One Great Hour of Hope. All of the money will go toward our work with those Atlantic City residents who fell between the cracks of FEMA help and insurance coverage. Go to our home page to read more about the grants, and be sure to click here to learn more about the Millard Fuller Legacy Build coming to Atlantic City April 28-May 3.

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