Millard and Linda Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity Int’l in 1976 and The Fuller Center for Housing Int’l in 2005. Both are worldwide faith-based housing ministries built on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Following is some general information concerning the organization and its mission.
- Locally, we are known as Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center or simply, The Fuller Center.
- Ginger Ford Habitat for Humanity merged with Northshore Fuller Center for Housing in 2011, which created our long name.
- Since 1992, we have used volunteers to build and repair homes for low-income, elderly and disabled residents of Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes.
- Over 500 volunteers come annually from around the country to serve with us bringing new visitors and sales tax dollars to Southeast Louisiana.
- We do not take government funding.
- We start our work day on construction sites with prayer and a safety talk.
- Our construction manager provides tools and supervision for our volunteers. He makes volunteering FUN!
- We do not give away our services. Homeowners pay for the materials we use on terms they can afford, with no interest attached and no profit for us.
- Homeowners truly “pay it forward” with each repayment they make, giving us the funds to help others in need. This biblical principle is based on Acts 20:35.
- We have a small staff so that most funds we raise can be used for the families we serve.
- We operate 2 thrift stores at 955 S. Morrison Blvd in Hammond.
- The ReUse Store and The Fuller Shop accept reusable household items such as construction supplies, appliances, furniture, lawn equipment, as well as household goods such as dishes, pictures, jewelry and decorative items.
- The stores are open to the public Tuesday – Saturday starting at 9am.
- We invite you to shop with us and to use our pick-up service by calling 985-419-0256. Let us help you keep usable items out of the landfill!