Takin' care of busy-ness!
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!
Cameroon grandfather partners to build new home after tornado

It was a daily struggle for Pa Paul, his wife and 4 grandchildren living together in a grass hut, but it was home — until a tornado destroyed it while he was out tending to his fields. Two of the grandchildren were injured. Pa Paul, a beloved and joyous community servant, was helped by a local church who teamed up with The Fuller Center to build a simple, decent and safe home for the family.
2 more tornado-recovery homes

The Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project, led by Kim Roberts, has been instrumental in the recovery of Lee County, Alabama, which was devastated by a massive tornado in March 2019. Many families, though, are still struggling to rebuild their lives. Two of those families — including a family who lost everything in the disaster and a woman widowed by the storm — will become Fuller Center tornado recovery homeowner partners No. 19 and 20 soon.
Worth the wait in La Florida, Peru

Yuddy and Wilfredo Portillo left the crowded streets and expensive rents of Lima, Peru with their two sons — 4-year-old Bryan and baby Bastian — for the community of La Florida, where they had a little piece of land and a big dream: to have a simple, decent place to live. They were then robbed of all their belongings and moved in with her parents. At last, they now have a home of their own in a thriving Fuller Center community.
From a shack to smiles in Haiti

Welcome Imelda and Silencio — parents of 5-year-old twins John Kerry and Rosenelda — to our family of Fuller Center homeowners! The zero-percent-interest monthly mortgage payments they'll make for their new home in Pignon, Haiti, are equal to the monthly rent payments they'd been making for a rusty shack with a muddy floor. Wait until you see how beautiful their new home is — and how happy they are!
Help wanted in Louisiana: Construction supervisors

Our Disaster ReBuilders are looking for a couple of skilled construction supervisors for their base of operations in Louisiana, which was struck by multiple tropical systems last year. You should be very comfortable training and leading volunteers in repair/rebuild of storm-damaged homes. New construction experience is valuable as recovery matures. Please pass along to anyone who might be interested.
Bike, run or walk with the Home Team and build a better world

Because so many embraced our Global Home Challenge, The Fuller Center has launched a similar initiative — the Home Team, which is now under way and continuing through August 31. Unlike the Global Home Challenge, the Home Team is designed to complement rather than replace the Bicycle Adventure, which hopes to go on with its scheduled rides in 2021 as COVID vaccines make the rounds.
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