The Fuller Center of Atlanta

Fuller Center of Greater AtlantaThe Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta, faith-driven and Christ-centered, 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 in need in the Greater Atlanta area.

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Longtime Benefactors John and Sue Wieland Continue to Support the Fuller Center

John Wieland and Linda Fuller

John Wieland and Linda Fuller Degelmann

When The Fuller Center for Housing first began in 2005, John and Sue Wieland paid for the headquarters building in Americus and also paid to renovate the building. They have been loyal and steadfast supporters ever since, including sponsoring and building many, many homes.  A recent contribution is that they made a major gift for, and are serving as honorary hosts for, the 75th birthday celebration of Linda Fuller Degelmann, who with her late husband, Millard, founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976, and The Fuller Center for Housing in 2005. Linda’s birthday celebration will be held April 10th, 2016, at Columbia Theological Seminary. Call 404-966-9220 if you would like to be on the guest list. HATS OFF TO JOHN AND SUE WIELAND FOR THEIR MANY YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR THE FULLER CENTER.

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Jeff Frank Donates Some New & Used Painting Supplies to Project Lakewood

Jeff Frank Painting a Home for the Fuller Center

Jeff Frank painting a home as a part of Project Lakewood

We want to thank volunteer Jeff Frank who donated some new and used painting supplies to the Fuller Center during Project Lakewood. Jeff came out to 10 Gould St. with a car trunk load of new and used painting supplies that can be used on housing renovation projects in Lakewood or sold at the LifeCycle Building Center for proceeds which can be used to fund other Lakewood projects. Again we want to thank Jeff Frank for his contribution and encourage others to donate new and used tools, building materials and supplies that can be used on projects or sold at the LifeCycle store. Continue reading

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Fuller Center of Atlanta, Volunteers from The Weather Channel Team Up for Lakewood Heights

This Fuller Center of Atlanta Project, in conjunction with Hands on Atlanta, teamed up with over 100 volunteers from the Weather Channel and swarmed the Lakewood Heights neighborhood to clear out trash and spread wood chips to retard weed growth.
Along Gould Street in Lakewood Heights, located in southeast Atlanta, a team of over 20 blue-shirted Weather Channel volunteers worked taking down paneling, ripping out drywall, and cutting out old carpet in preparation for the restoration that will take place in this home.
Others worked in the sun, covering the yard with wood chips so that additional money will not be spent to keep the yard mowed during the restoration process.  Nothing is wasted; even the old carpet is taken to a recycling center.   Thanks to the “Rain or Shine” team from the Weather Channel, a good amount of work was completed. From all reports, everyone had a good time as well!
Once a home owner participant is selected, the real work begins. Projects such as replacing siding, electrical rewiring, plumbing, windows, flooring and paint will make this home like new. The Fuller Center of Atlanta continues the legacy of it’s beloved founder, Millard Fuller, building homes, changing neighborhoods and lives, one house at a time.
This can all be achieved with volunteer groups that help by working and funding materials to be purchased.  The payback comes as we rebuild in the way of less waste and not over purchasing materials in the rehab process.  This allows the owner family to work with our teams to add sweat equity as they are a part of creating the dream of a home of their own.
If you have any questions on how you and your team can participate in fund raising, home rebuilding, or providing information about a family in need of a decent home, please give us a call at the Fuller Center of Atlanta at 404-966-9220.
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The Fuller Center for Housing Green Building Podcasts

Listen to these informative Podcasts by Mark Galey

The Fuller Center for Housing – Atlanta was the first non-profit in the world to gain EarthCraft certification for a home renovation project. Mark Galey, president of FCH-Atlanta, sat down with us to discuss the many benefits of green building and sustainable renovations, as well as what it means to neighborhoods and communities. Additionally, he offered a few tips for other FCH covenant partners hoping to go green.

Podcasts: http://www.fullercenter.org/green-building-podcasts

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Millard Fuller Sermon’s

Millard Fuller Sermon – “The Economics of Jesus” Part A

March 25, 1981

Furman University Chapel (“Religion-in-Life” series)

Greenville, S.C.

Millard Fuller Sermon – “The Economics of Jesus” Part B

March 25, 1981

Furman University Chapel (“Religion-in-Life” series)

Greenville, S.C.

Millard Fuller Sermon – “God Can Use Everybody” Part A

Aug. 12, 2006

First Presbyterian Church

Sarasota, Fla.

Millard Fuller Sermon – “God Can Use Everybody” Part B

Aug. 12, 2006

First Presbyterian Church

Sarasota, Fla.

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Mark Galey Demos Vacant Property Security System Donated for 10 Gould St Renovation

The Fuller Center of Atlanta’s President, Mark Galey, and Jeff Nix provides a video tour of the Vacant Property Security (VPS) system that was donated to the Fuller Center’s renovation project at 10 Gould Street in Lakewood Heights. Thanks Mark and Jeff for the demo and thanks Vacant Property Security, Inc. for the use of the system on the project. Continue reading

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The Fuller Center of Atlanta is Seeking Volunteers

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta is looking for volunteers who can help us build, renovate and repair more homes for needy families in the metro Atlanta area. Volunteers can assist us in a variety of ways Continue reading

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The Powerful Combination of Human, Social and Financial Capital in Neighborhood Stabilization

What do you get when you put together community residents with vision; faith and community based organizations; City, State and Local Government; churches; local non-profits; and local corporate and employee philanthropy in the highest mortgage fraud and blighted community in Atlanta? A collaboration of human, social and financial capital that can impact people, places, a community and the world. Continue reading

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Richmond First Baptist Church Rocks!

Volunteers from Richmond First Baptist Church

Volunteers from Richmond First Baptist Church Paint Murals on Boarded Up Houses

Eighty youth and adults joined The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta, Inc. and Sustainable Lakewood to transform four city blocks from rows of abandoned houses to works of art. Seventeen houses received lawn care, trash clean-up and murals, taking this blighted neighborhood and creating a picturesque view for neighbors and potential homeowners.

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