South Carolina

Fuller Center for Housing (Spartanburg)

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Contact: Sharon Tarver, Registrar for U.S. Builds
               701 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
               Americus, GA  31917
Phone:     229.294.2900    *Fax:  229.924.2901
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The Fuller Center for Housing faith-driven and Christ-centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.

Projects/Focus: Building new and repairing existing homes working with families in need.  The exact projects will be determined close to group arrival and based upon the progress of previous accomplishments of our volunteers and available resources.

Educational/Advocacy Components: Each group will receive an orientation about the community they will be serving.  This will include a discussion about poverty housing in the area, and the economic benefit of our “hand up-not a handout” approach to charity and how this builds a Fund for Humanity recycling homeowner payments to serve other people in need in the community.  Churches  do mission work by empowering the people they serve.

Time:  All year.  Work Week:  Monday - Friday

Group Size:  5-30

Minimum Age: 15+ years. 

Adult to Youth Ratio:  1:5

Accommodations:  Local churches with access to kitchen and shower at a local campgrund or YMCA.  All lunches and two dinners will be provided.  Team will prepare all othee meals. 

Cost:  $160 pre person

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Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115