FULLER CENTER FOR HOUSING INC

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 701 South Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Americus GA 31719 USA

Mission: The Fuller Center for Housing, faith driven and Christ centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide safe and affordable housing for all people in need worldwide.
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www.fullercenter.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

This non profit ministry serving the very low income families is making a difference in over 60 communities nationwide with their volunteer based program. This program helps families that are unable financially or physically to do the critical and very necessary repairs to their homes. Thus saving many families from having to live in conditions that are less than decent. They have very few paid staff and their affiliates are mostly volunteered staffed. The involvement of churces and other non profits in their communities pull together to make a difference. If you are looking for a place to make a difference and donate The Fuller Center for Housing would be one of those places.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes, I have been witness to how these programs are helping families with their living conditions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Look at using a professional fundraiser to help them

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is one of the leanest and most effective organizations in the nonprofit world today. Its growth is phenomenal. Launched in 2005, it now has affiliates in over 62 U.S. locations and is building in 17 nations around the world. Most recently, it launched a campaign to build houses in Haiti for $3,000 each. The previous review was from an unhappy former employee who has her facts wrong. The organization has built and repaired over 500 homes around the world. The financials are available on the website and the staff salaries are among the most modest in the nonprofit housing industry. Its volunteers are among the most loyal and hard working among all charities. Join this effort, it will be well worth your time!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the homeowners who have had their lives changed who can now raiser their families in simple, decent, affordable and energy efficient houses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep spreading the word.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people. Rich and poor, black and white, US and international all finding common ground through projects that help people in need with a hand up instead of just a hand out.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Most of them are incredible. Occasionally, one comes along with their own agenda but that is few and far between. The staff and volunteers are why I choose to spend my time with The Fuller Center for Housing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build 3,333 homes in Haiti

Ways to make it better...

More people knew about The Fuller Center for Housing and more much needed work could be accomplished.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

It is still a relatively unknown organization. As soon as people learn of its story and get on a job site, they become supporters for life.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Please support The Fuller Center for Housing and share its story with your social network.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

After almost five years in business and between 3-5 million dollars per year raised, Fuller Center has built fewer than 150 houses, most of these are low-cost houses overseas which have taken 2-3 years to complete. The Fuller Center publishes almost no information about their "numbers," but they do publish lots of praise for founder Millard Fuller. Having spent time at their headquarters, I can say that the organization exists primarily to vindicate Fuller, who was ousted from Habitat for Humanity, and to keep his family and acolytes employed. Access to budgets showed me that this organization spends a tremendous amount of money on fundraising and failed marketing schemes as well as consultants who underperform. Sadly, I was one of them. Their idea for rehabbing houses versus building new ones is great, but take a look at Rebuilding Together, a great performer in that area.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Not qualified to work in a more professional organization.

Ways to make it better...

It was able to attract staff and board members with professional backgrounds and skills that could benefit the organization

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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