The Fuller Center will begin building simple, decent homes as soon as possible, breaking ground as soon as emergency teams have completed their missions. Working with other organizations to secure buildable land, the Fuller Center plans to erect small earthquake resistant homes for less than $4,000 each.
As with the Hurricane Katrina disaster, the Fuller Center will forward donations to where they are most needed: exclusively for Haitian homes. The center will also be organizing volunteer work teams to construct the homes.
David Snell, president of the international home building organization released a statement saying, "The Fuller Center is not a disaster-relief organization, but we have a very important role to play in the longer-term response to this crisis. We build houses - simple, decent homes that provide a safe, secure place for families to live in. We expect to be heavily involved in Haiti, once the situation there stabilizes and reconstruction work can begin."
He concluded his statement with a call for help: "It's the basic nature of charitable work that we seem to always have our hand out, asking for support," Snell said. "But the good work we do wouldn't be possible without that support. We believe the Haiti earthquake is a special call to people of good will. We do appreciate your generous support."
To contribute to the Fuller Center Haiti fund, please send a check to The Fuller Center for Housing, PO Box 523, Americus, Georgia 31709 and include a note that specifies the donation for Haiti. Or you may donate online at www.fullercenter.org.
Source: The Fuller Center