Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

Fuller grant builds lives

The 3rd Annual Millard Fuller Legacy Build will be able to assist even more homeowners to live in simple, decent housing, thanks to a grant from the Carolyn W. and Charles T. Beaird Family Foundation.

Funds of $25,000 have been given to Fuller Center of Webster, the host for this fall's Legacy Build event.

By providing these funds, the Beaird Family Foundation will enable at least one more family of five people to move into a new home.

"We are very grateful to the Beaird Family Foundation," said Charlie Park, executive director of Fuller Center of Webster. "This grant, along with many others, will assure the success of the 3rd Annual Millard Fuller Legacy Build. We encourage any other foundations, corporations, churches, agencies or individuals to join us and the Beaird Family Foundation in providing financial support for this great event."

Park pointed out that a typical Fuller Center house can be constructed for approximately $50,000.

"So this grant from the Beaird Family Foundation is a huge boost to helping another family realizes the American dream of homeownership," he said.

"The Beaird Family Foundation has provided us with a real catalyst in our fund-raising efforts," said the Rev. Ben Martin, president of Fuller Center of Webster. "We pray this will stimulate other organizations and other individuals to contribute to this huge event."

The Legacy Build will take place October 17 through 21 in Minden. The event will center on the construction of eight new houses. But there will also be renovations done to eight existing homes in the same neighborhood.

Volunteers will be coming from all over the country to participate in the five-day build.

Local residents are invited and encouraged to register for the event.

For more information, call 539-2122 or visit the web site at www.FullerCenter.org.

 

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