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Global Builders - Puerto Rico

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The Fuller Center for Housing

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 32 people are interested

Our first teams to Puerto Rico will be helping repair and rebuild homes affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria near the town of Maunabo, which has a population of about 15,000 people. Maunabo is surrounded by beautiful beaches of blue and green water on one side, and high mountains on the other that keep it secluded from the rest of the island.

Our volunteers will stay and work in a rural community on its outskirts called Calzada, which has 184 families, plus another 96 families in the surrounding area. These are families in one of the hardest hit areas of the island and is expected to be among the last places where electricity will be restored.

Our focus is to repair some of the damage caused by the storms that has people living in unsanitary and often dangerous conditions. We'll also be investing in the long-term health of the community, making repairs to existing homes so they can last longer and provide more security for families in Calzada.

For more information email globalbuilders@fullercenter.org or visit https://fullercenter.org/puertorico/

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About The Fuller Center for Housing

Location:

701 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Americus, GA 31719, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

Foundational Principles

We at the Fuller Center for Housing believe that:

We are part of a God movement, and movements don't just stop.

We have been called to this housing ministry; we didn't just stumble into it.

We are unashamedly Christian, and enthusiastically ecumenical.

We aren't a church but we are a servant of the Church.

We are faith driven, knowing that after we've done all we can do the Lord will help finish the job--something that requires us to stretch beyond our rational reach.

We are a grassroots ministry, recognizing that the real work happens on the ground in communities around the world through our covenant partners, so a large, overseeing bureaucracy isn’t needed.

We try to follow the teachings of the Bible and believe that it says that we shouldn't charge interest of the poor, so we don't. Government has a role in our work in helping set the stage, but that we shouldn't look to it as a means to fund the building of home.

Community
Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Fuller Center Puerto RicoMaunabo, 00707Puerto Rico

(18.00719,-65.89933)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 1-2 weeks

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