Millard and Linda Fuller named
to National Advisory Board
For release Jan. 18, 2006
Millard and Linda Fuller, internationally recognized for their years of service to alleviate poverty housing around the world, have joined the national advisory board of the National Center for Community Renewal, the national outreach of Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal.
Millard and Linda Fuller are the founders of Habitat for Humanity International and are the founders of The Fuller Center for Housing, which has committed to build 60 houses for hurricane evacuees in Shreveport. The Fuller Center is working in partnership with Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal and other local groups in this initiative.
"You have the premier community renewal building model in the nation. I've never seen a more exciting opportunity than what I see here in Shreveport," said Millard Fuller, president of The Fuller Center.
The downtown Shreveport Petroleum Tower, donated to SBCR in 2001, is being converted into the National Center.
The Fullers were honored by The Points of Light Foundation in Washington, D.C., last fall for their dedicated service to help persons around the world who need quality, affordable housing. Under their leadership, Habitat for Humanity built more than 200,000 houses for more than one million people.
Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal is a nonprofit effort to restore safe and healthy communities through caring relationships. Founded in 1994, SBCR reaches at-risk youth through Friendship Houses built in impoverished neighborhoods, strengthens education through the Adult Renewal Academy, partners with The Fuller Center for Housing and connects caring partners who turn their neighborhoods into safe havens of friendship and support.
Contact: David Westerfield, director of communications