The Fuller Center was started in spring of 2005 by Millard Fuller
and his wife Linda, who co-founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976
Fuller set out to expand his missionary vision. By dedicating The Fuller Center as a Christ-centered, faith-driven organization witnessing the love of God by providing opportunities for families to have a simple, decent place to live.
The Fuller Center Webster Parish, LA, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate housing for families living in poverty and substandard housing in Parish of Webster, LA.
The demand for safe, affordable housing is enormous. The United Nations estimates that over one billion people around the world live in substandard housing.
In the United States alone, almost two million people live with a hole in their roof, 3.7 million live with broken windows and 2.5 million live in a house where the foundation is crumbling beneath them. Just over one million people live without complete plumbing facilities. (Source: American Housing Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2005)
Many of these people are too elderly or too poor to help themselves through traditional means, but we believe this does not make them any less deserving of our help. The Fuller Center seeks to improve their standards of living by helping those people help themselves.
A Fuller Center home is not a hand out, but a hand up. By working alongside volunteers and repaying construction costs on terms they can handle, homeowners are able to regain a sense of basic human dignity.
Former President Bill Clinton said Millard “revolutionized the concept of philanthropy” with HFHI, which built 200,000 homes in 100 countries under Millard’s leadership.
In 1996, Millard was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Clinton, the highest award for an American civilian.