By Chris Johnson,
Director of Communications
After protest marches, petition drives, hunger strikes and congressional hearings, my Week in Review is back. See, your efforts have paid off. This just shows what you, the loyal readers of this blog can do when you put your mind to it! That's right, all eight of you.
Let's just say I've been a little busy lately and trips to Louisville, Ky., and Atlantic City, N.J., have kind of thrown off my blog writing schedule. But, believe me, my story-writing, photo-taking and video-making schedule has been jam-packed.
In mid-April, I went to Louisville and checked out the wonderful operation The Fuller Center of Louisville has going on, particularly when it comes to resurrecting homes and a community through the Save a House/Make a Home program. (See the complete report here.) Nobody does it better, and that's because they've mastered the art of partnerships — with the community, the city, civic organizations and churches. They've got support from top to bottom, and that's why they're going to be a great host of the 2014 Legacy Build, which you can learn more about by clicking here.
And last week was the 2013 Millard Fuller Legacy Build in Atlantic City, N.J. Quite frankly, I wasn't a fan of the Boardwalk with it casinos, tattoo shops, massage parlors and restaurants that left a little to be desired in the customer service department. But that was more than made up for by the many wonderful volunteers who came from near and far to sacrifice their time and energy just to help others. Our volunteers always inspire me.