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!
"The Worldwide Mansion" free Vacation Bible School Curriculum now available for your church

Designed with the input of our partners in Nepal, El Salvador, Madagascar and Papua New Guinea, this free VBS curriculum opens kids' eyes to the expansiveness of God's love for the whole world. It features crafts, games, food, music, lessons and more. If you'd like to learn more, just click the link below.
Haitian widow and mom of three gets job skills and new home

When her husband died in 2016, Rosena was left to raise her three children alone in a shack with no way to support the family in Pignon, Haiti. After going to our partners for help, they connected her with an organization that taught her job skills and then partnered with her family to build a simple, decent home in Pignon. Today, Rosena and her children are happy and secure in their new home.
Thai family can thank California's Tim Buscheck for their new home

The pandemic put a gigantic crimp in our Global Builders trips and our highly successful annual Bicycle Adventure. The virtual Global Home Challenge brought those two programs together and was a huge success. Among the participants was Tim Buscheck, who has been to Thailand nine times to build homes. This year, his Global Home Challenge efforts were able to fund this family's safe, new home.
Disaster ReBuilders ready for you to volunteer in three locations

It was less than a week after Hurricane Laura that our Disaster ReBuilders had set up shop in southwestern Louisiana, making it their third operations base along with ones in Texas and North Carolina. All three locations are now accepting teams, and the new base in Sulphur, Louisiana, can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 15 people
VIDEO: Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders