Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Henry County to Host Legacy Build in '12

It is with great pride and honor that the Henry County Fuller Center for Housing  announces that it will be the host location for the fourth Millard Fuller Legacy Build in 2012.  David Snell, President of Fuller Center and Director of US Field Operations Kirk Lyman-Barner opened up discussions with the Covenant Partner earlier this month to see if we were willing to accept the invitation.  We are excited to say that we accepted that invitation  with open arms!! The 2012 Millard Fuller Legacy Build will take place Sept. 9-14.

The Millard Fuller Legacy Build, named in memory of The Fuller Center and Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller, is an annual, internationally recognized week of building that brings attention to the need for simple, decent and affordable housing.

Some very serious strategic planning and fundraising will take place over the next few months with the help and support of staff members from the Americus Office. They will be working very closely with our Board Members and Committee Members to ensure a successful build.  During that time our Site Selection and Construction Committees will scout around McDonough, Hampton, Stockbridge and Locust Grove in order to identify an appropriate work site that will support somewhere in the vicinity of  200 volunteers for a period of 1 week. Many of those volunteers will be flying in to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and will staying at local hotels and motels in Henry County.  Others will be coming into town with their RV's or staying with friends or family. They will  be frequenting many of our local food establishments and shopping at our local stores during their short stay here.

Similar in scope to the work we completed in Summer 2009 under the Atlanta Fuller Center and in 2010, we will be looking to partner up with some of our local churches, businesses and organizations.  If you would like to  partner up with the Henry County  Fuller Center please email us at info@hcfullercenter.org.

We will be looking to recruit local contractors who are willing to take on the role of house-captains or team leaders. Give us a call at 678-551-0800. We would love to hear from you.  To learn  more about what is being planned i n Peru follow the following link - Dates set for 2012 Millard Fuller Legacy Build.

To learn about the Fuller Center for Housing please visit www.fullercenter.org. To learn more about your local "chapter" visit www.hcfullercenter.org.

Shane A. Persaud, President/Volunteer
Henry County Fuller Center for Housing, Inc.