Week in review: Hanging with the Bears

By Chris Johnson
Director of Communications

When the Mercer University women’s basketball team began working with their Mercer On Mission service group and The Fuller Center on planning a trip to Ghana this summer, good things began to happen. Good things known as WINS. Consecutive wins. Eight straight and counting.

President David Snell and I, along with Dianne Fuller and a few other Fuller Center staffers and supporters, will be at Mercer tomorrow as the Bears try to win their ninth straight … which would be the women’s team’s longest streak since 1985.

Of course, we’re not there for the great basketball. That’s just a bonus! We’ll be there to help the team raise money for the trip. They’ll do so during the men’s game that follows theirs. Please click here and read more about these inspirational young women who will be giving up three weeks of their summer vacation to serve others. You’ll also find a link there to support the team.

I had the pleasure of speaking Tuesday with John Hughes, an 85-year-old diabetic who is busier and more active than most people you know, I’ll bet. He has joined our Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure spring ride down the Natchez Trace Parkway. He’s an inspirational guy you can read about right here.

And I spoke yesterday with Aleta McDaniel, the president of our newest covenant partner in Miami. She’s the kind of person determined to help people who feel that all hope is lost.

With the Bicycle Adventure’s spring ride month, a five-house Save a House/Make a Home blitz in Louisville in April, followed by the Legacy Build April 28-May 3, we’ve got some busy times ahead. With your help, we can make them busier and better!

Chris Johnson
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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

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