Monday, April 4, 2011

What's Next for the Henry County Fuller Center?

MILLARD FULLER  (1935- 2009)
By now, many of our volunteers, followers, and supporters know how we got started in Henry County. In the grand scheme of things, our journey has just begun......the need is great, but we can do greater things, together. And, as Millard Fuller would say "Faith without works is dead as a doornail."
The Fuller Center for Housing, Inc. is a faith-driven and Christ-centered organization that promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals, organizations, corporations, and religious groups of all faiths in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people worldwide.

We started our work in Henry County in March of 2009 and at the end of 2010,  a total of 25 home-repair projects were completed -  WITH 100% DONATIONS AND WITH VOLUNTEER HELP!! 17 of those projects were completed under the Atlanta Fuller Center and 8 under the leadership of Henry Countians who decided to pledge their time and efforts with a newly formed Covenant Partnership.

In 2010 we started a new project; one that rivals the scope of work at Mrs. Miller's "extreme makeover" which was completed in 2009. The Legion Road Project has been a huge challenge. Members of our Board and Volunteers all continue to pray hard to find ways to move forward with it's construction and successful occupancy by Ed, Renee and their two boys. We have had 2 separate fundraisers specifically for this project and have raised close to $2,000 - a small step towards the estimated $50,000 that it would take to complete this project. We are seeking partnerships and sponsorships in order to get this house completed this year.

Another goal of the Henry County Fuller Center this year is to encourage and to find some new volunteers who would like to join our committees. We have Family Selection, Site/Construction, Prayer and Finance Committees that could always us the extra help. The more helping hands we have within the organization, the quicker we can address the needs of families in our communities. 

On behalf of the Fuller Center, I would like to personally thank each and everyone one of you who have donated, volunteered, raised funds or had any part part in helping us give the gift of home repairs to families. Please continue to support us and put your Faith in Action.

Shane A. Persaud
President/Volunteer, Henry County Fuller Center for Housing, Inc.
Mailing Address:  333 Phillips Drive, Suite D
McDonough, GA 30253