Director US Field Operations
The Fuller Center for Housing has a lot of friends. While our mission focuses on housing we are committed to building decent homes in decent communities. Our partnerships with organizations such as Community Renewal International, Youth Build, and a host of other like-minded service organizations helps us deliver on the decent communities mission especially when we need help with tasks that fall beyond our expertise or capacity. By partnering with other organizations we engage the community in what Millard Fuller wrote about in his More Than Houses book.
Today’s journey allowed me to drop in the office of some dear friends Dolphus and Rosie Weary’s Rural Education and Leadership Christian Foundation (R.E.A.L.) which is located in Richland, Mississippi just south of Jackson. Dolphus and Rosie were off on an engagement in Seattle, but I was able to meet up with their staff Linda Jackson, their son Ryan Weary and Virginia Chase. We had a great time visiting and thinking about ways we could over the next few months formalize a mission partnership agreement. Linda grew up in Shreveport in the Allendale neighborhood and had not heard about the work we are doing there. Now she is anxious to go visit her hometown.