Large contribution made during special ceremony
More than 100 people turned out for the Ground Blessing ceremony at Legacy Acres Subdivision – the site of the 3rd Annual Millard Fuller Legacy Build during the week of October 17 through 21.
In attendance for the event were members of the Fuller Center of Webster board of directors, as well as board members from Webster Development Fund.
Fuller Center's executive director Charlie Park said significantly present were the homeowners of the eight new houses and the eight rehabilitation projects which will form the basis of the volunteer activity during the Legacy Build.
"Members of the clergy, along with representatives from the City of Minden were recognized," Park said.
Tango Transport, LLC presented to Fuller Center for Housing / Webster Parish a check for $50,000, which is the donation required to sponsor an entire house during the Legacy Build 2011.
Tango president B. J. Gorman and vice president Chris Gorman were on hand to present the check to the Rev. Ben Martin, president of Fuller Center of Webster and Dr. Charles Payne, founder of the local housing ministry.
Also present from Tango was Joe Gabbard, Vice President of Capacity Development.
Fuller Center of Webster began 20 years ago as a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, but the local organization followed Millard Fuller – founder of Habitat – when he started The Fuller Center for Housing in 2005.
Volunteers are still needed for the October build, and all interested persons should visit www.FullerCenter.org to register. More information can also be obtained by calling 539-2122.