When the pandemic hit in the spring, many of us stopped in our tracks. Would it even be possible to continue? After the initial shock, though, we regrouped and came up with ways to keep this ministry moving forward. The need for families to have simple, decent places to live didn't stop, so we had to find ways to keep working.
One of the places most familiar with that feeling is The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City (with a quote from its Executive Director Jim Killoran featured above), based in New Rochelle — one of the nation's very first "hot spots" for the coronavirus.
They instituted multiple layers of worksite safety protocols and kept working, even continuing to hold their summer-long Builders Camp, which cultivates a spirit of service in young volunteers. This weekend, they will wrap up their annual MLK Build-a-Thon.
While continuing to build homes and improve neighborhoods, they've also partnered with other organizations to help those impacted by the pandemic and opened a portion of their ReUse Store as the "Psalms 91 Distribution Center," where families in need can get food and other needed items.
It is this kind of indomitable spirit demonstrated by our partners on the ground across the United States and around the world that keeps our ministry moving forward.
However, they can do none of it — in good times or trying periods — without people like you who generously support our ministry. Thank you for fueling our work with your donations, your prayers, and your time!