The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana breaks ground on its 50th home. It's located in the 2000 block of Nina Street in Bossier City. The future homeowners: Lonnie and Rosalyn Carmack.
Lonnie is a Navy veteran who sought help from the Fuller Center after going through a rough time. More than 75 volunteers worked all Saturday morning putting up the frame.
"Without the volunteers, we're not able to do these projects in the time that we want to do them and with the quality,” said Lee Jeter, Executive Director of the Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana. “It was tremendous this morning with the number of volunteers that was out this morning.”
Volunteers will work on the home daily. It's expected to be finished mid-April.
This is the second home of the Katy Build project, in honor of Katy Watkins, who was killed in an automobile accident in 2006. Katy was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was very active in community service projects. The church is partnering with the Fuller Center for this project.
The Fuller Center is a non-profit that provides housing at an affordable rate to families living in poverty. It's in need of volunteers and monetary donations to help out with the effort.
Here's a link: http://fullercenternwla.org/