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Fuller Center Continues To Make A Difference 0

Homeowner #3

The Fuller Center has now built 40 homes for Hurricane Katrina evacuees now in Shreveport. Saturday was the dedication for the latest two for make a difference day. Marion Sullivan, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren moved to Shreveport following Hurricane Katrina. Since moving, Sullivan has lived with one of children. Because of the work of the Fuller Center and the generosity of numerous volunteers and partners, Sullivan was able to take a tour of her new home.For four years the center has worked to generate hope for displaced families just like the Sullivans. That work continued Saturday. “We were [&hellip

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Posted on 21, May 2013

in Category News, Veterans Build 2013

African American awards banquet celebrates silver anniversary 0

African American Awards Banquet

It was a black tie affair at the Shreveport-Bossier-Desoto African American Awards Banquet Saturday evening. The awards committee is celebrating its 25th anniversary. More than 300 people were in attendance. The banquet featured several performers. Dr. Haywood Joiner, Jr was the keynote speaker. The 2013 African Americans “Make a Difference” Achievement Award recipients include: Dr. Rickey Moore, Sr., Dr Haywood Joiner, Jr., Lawrence Schuford, Brenda Richardson, Dr. Patsy Latin, Detries Morris, Priscilla Adams, Lee Jeter, Shirley Roberson, Herman Vital, forever Jones, Ballenstine Hopkins, Jr. “I think it’s truly an honor and I’m accepting this award not just for me but [&hellip

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Posted on 17, February 2013

in Category Community, News, Television

Director plans March 2010 build 1

Lee Jeter thinks he can build a better house. The executive director of FCNWLA says he “learned a lot” during the Legacy Build and is ready to build two or three houses in March. To build three he needs $210,000. He is also beginning to lay the foundation for building in other areas of town. He said, “There are people who need homes; there is property available.”

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Posted on 22, December 2009

in Category New Construction, News, Nuts and Bolts

Center to host January 2010 Covenant Partner Conference 3

Over 80 representatives will explore such strategies as developing community partnerships, building “green” and increasing revenue streams when they gather in Shreveport Jan. 15 and 16 for the 2nd Annual Covenant Partner Conference. At last year’s conference in Virginia, Millard Fuller asked FCNWLA board members Becky Cooksey and Katie Weir to host the 2010 meeting

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Posted on 22, December 2009

in Category Conferences, Nuts and Bolts

Make A Difference Day 0

Hours before Leeteesha Walker and Marion Sullivan’s Alston Street houses were dedicated at a ceremony, volunteers landscaped nine houses, installed smoke detectors at 60 houses and provided emergency preparedness information in the neighborhood. Their efforts were among several deeds carried out across the nation for Make A Difference Day, which aims to better communities. Not far from Alston Street, volunteers slipped on their gardening gloves and got a little dirty to clean up the Asian Gardens at Milam and Common streets. The Aseana Foundation, which manages the downtown garden, put on the event in partnership with Make a Difference Day

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Posted on 25, October 2009

in Category Community, Volunteer

Shreveport builds homes 39 and 40 as part of worldwide MFLB 0

When Marion Sullivan and 19 of her family members fled from Hurricane Katrina, she prayed they’d make it to Shreveport safely. Now, five years later, her tears are joyful. “I started crying and thanking God,” she said. “I know he was responsible for getting us here.” Sullivan is a recipient of one of two houses constructed Monday during the inaugural Millard Fuller Legacy Build

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Posted on 1, September 2009

in Category News

Greater Blessing program focuses on rehabs 0

As a way to help home owners living near the new home build sites, the Fuller Center Greater Blessing program helps with repairs the owners cannot afford. Through this initiative FCNWLA has rehabilitated a number of homes in Allendale and the surrounding area.These rehabs are done in partnership with businesses and churches and can include such work as roofing, painting, plumbing and other general repairs

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Posted on 14, June 2009

in Category Nuts and Bolts, Rehabilitation

Chesapeake Energy donates truck 0

Chesapeake Energy handed over the keys for a 2007 Chevy Silverado to FCNWLA Director Lee Jeter on June 12, 2009. The Act of Donation ceremony took place at the Clay Street office of the center with refreshments following. Chesapeake spokesman Kevin McCotter made the presentation. Jeter said that having the truck will reduce “wear and tear” on the personal vehicles of the center’s staff. He also noted that the truck will allow the center to accept more donations. Additionally, staff will be able to bring materials to work sites from storage bins without making multiple trips. The FCNWLA wants to [&hellip

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Posted on 12, June 2009

in Category Nuts and Bolts, Sponsors