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Fuller Center for Housing blitz, conference coming to Hammond

First Presbyterian Church of Hammond and Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center will host the national Fuller Center for Housing conference and flood repair blitz build in late April. Fuller Center volunteers from around the country will spend the last week of April repairing homes which were flooded in the Great Flood of August 2016.

Special guest, Linda Fuller Degelmann (co-founder of Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center for Housing), will be among the volunteers participating in the four-day “Higher Ground on the Bayou Flood Repair Blitz” before the conference begins at First Presbyterian Church of Hammond. David Snell, President of The Fuller Center for Housing will also be among the volunteers at the build and sharing in the 2 day conference.

The flood repair portion of the week will take place Monday-Thursday April 24-27 with the conference to follow Friday and Saturday April 28-29 at First Presbyterian Church of Hammond. David Snell will take the pulpit during both worship services on Sunday April 30.

The local community is invited to participate in all aspects of the flood repair blitz and the Covenant Partner Conference. This volunteer opportunity is ideal for Scouts, civic clubs, youth groups, college students, retirees and anyone who wants to help local residents restore their homes. Church groups or organizations may work alongside out-of-town volunteers on repair projects or they may volunteer to provide lunches or snacks for the work crews.

Registration is required for participation on a work site, and volunteers must be 16 years old or older. A nominal registration fee will guarantee that tools, construction supervision, volunteer insurance, lunch and t-shirts will be provided. Registration can be found online at http://fullercenter.org/higher-ground-on-the-bayou-flood-recovery-build-2017/.

The national Fuller Center Covenant Partner Conference is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about housing ministry, particularly the Fuller Center’s biblically based “pay it forward” concepts. Registration for the conference can be found at http://fullercenter.org/2017-fuller-center-annual-conference/.

Residents who still need help with flood repair are encouraged to pick up a flood repair application from the ReUse Store at 955 S. Morrison Boulevard in Hammond or they may find one online at www.gingerfordnorthshore.org.

The Fuller Center for Housing, based out of Americus, Georgia, is an international faith-based housing ministry which uses volunteers to build and repair houses for low-income, elderly and disabled residents. The homeowners pay for the building materials through monthly no-profit, no-interest installments. The Fuller Center uses the repayments to help other folks in need of a hand-up, not a hand-out. Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center serves Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes.

Did your house flood?

Did your house flood? If you do not have flood insurance and you would like to apply for help from our volunteers to repair your home, please print out our Flood Repair Application, fill it out and send it in. We will do our best to serve as many low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners as we can.

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Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center is grateful for its partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. We anticipate doing flood repair for the next 2 years. Register your PDA team to work with us now through the PDA Call Center at (866)732-6121 or PDA.callcenter@pcusa.org.


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The #GreatFlood2016 has affected tens of thousands of people across South Louisiana. It is an unprecedented event that broke all river flood records to date. Residents of all socioeconomic levels were affected and many did not have flood insurance because their property was not considered to be in a “flood zone”. Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center for Housing expects to spend the next couple of years helping residents who were affected by the March 2016 flood that affected more than 500 homes in Tangipahoa Parish alone, as well as the thousands of people in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes who were affected by the #GreatFlood2016 which happened in August. It will take lots of resources and volunteers to repair so many houses who do not have insurance. We will need tools and construction supplies donated to us or we will have to purchase those items. You can help by volunteering to do repairs, by donating supplies, or by donating money so we can buy supplies. Please know that your monetary donation will be used specifically to help families who were flooded and your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!



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Two New House Dedications!

Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center invites you to attend two House Dedication Ceremonies on Saturday July 23rd. The first dedication will take place at 901 E. Park Street in Hammond at 8:30am. It is a brand new house built for Daphne Vernon and her son, Aaron. The second house dedication will be at 10:00am at 42165 Billville Road in Pumpkin Center for our newest homeowner, Mark Miley and his 2 sons, Michael and Luke. Please help us shower them with love and well-wishes. Bring a canned good or dry good to stock their pantries.


Help us Fill our Donation Bins!

Have you noticed our donation bins all over Tangipahoa Parish? They are conveniently located so that you can easily clean out your closets. We take men's, women's and children's clothes, shoes, fashion accessories and small household items. Your donations help us raise money for the construction supplies we purchase to build and renovate houses for low-income, elderly and disabled residents. Thank you for helping us FILL THEM UP!


Sweat Equity!

Mark Miley works on his sweat equity hours at the future home of Daphne Vernon on E. Park Avenue in Hammond. Mark, who is a professional carpenter and cabinet maker, qualified to purchase a Fuller Center home in Pumpkin Center.

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F.A.I.T.H. Build Complete!

The Krystal Dillon house in Independence was finished in May. She and her family are enjoying their new home and they are very grateful to all the volunteers who helped build it!

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New Home Build!

Daphne Vernon and her son Aaron have agreed to partner with Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center on their new home. Construction will begin in early 2016.

Ramp Builds

Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center gets many requests for wheelchair ramps from elderly and disabled folks. Click below to find out more!

F.A.I.T.H. Build Complete!

The Krystal Dillon house in Independence was finished in May. She and her family are enjoying their new home and they are very grateful to all the volunteers who helped build it!

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Do you have items left-over from a garage sale, an estate sale or a construction project? Instead of sending it to the landfill, call us for a FREE pick-up at 985-419-0256. We will give you a tax deductible receipt for your donations.

955 South Morrison Boulevard
Hammond, Louisiana 70403

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