As this year begins to wind down — a year that has been unlike any other — we pause to reflect on this ministry's crucial mission of helping families have simple, decent places to live ... across the U.S. and around the world. While the pandemic has slowed our flow of volunteers to work sites, it also has re-emphasized the need to help families escape unhealthy and unsafe poverty housing conditions.
We marked our 15th anniversary in March by reflecting on the many success stories supporters like you have made possible since 2005. That was the year Millard Fuller founded this ministry as a return to the grass-roots, Christian principles of partnership that he developed under the tutelage of theologian Clarence Jordan at historic Koinonia Farm.
Then the pandemic struck and reminded us there is so much work still ahead of us. With your support, we will tackle this challenge with renewed vigor and enthusiasm in the year ahead. We are called to Build a Better World, One House at a Time, and that's exactly what we'll do!
Our year-end campaign is essential to helping us fund and plan our work in 2021. Because we do not build with government funds and instead rely exclusively on the support of churches, private businesses and the generosity of individual donors, we hope you will consider making a gift. There are many ways to donate at FullerCenter.org/YearEnd2020. You also can create your own fundraisers on Facebook, such as for your birthday or Giving Tuesday.
Each dollar raised is not only used to its maximum potential through our lean nonprofit operation, but these donations are recycled as families repay the costs of materials into a fund to help others in their local community get the same hand-up into a decent home. Your gift helps family after family.
We thank you for your support and your generosity!