Fuller Center for Housing Armenia
The Fuller Center for Housing Opens Program in Armenia
YEREVAN, Armenia, May 5, 2008—The Fuller Center for Housing (TFCH) is pleased to announce the signing of a new covenant partnership in Armenia.
The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia will build and renovate homes in partnership with God's people in need so that all Armenians may have a safe, comfortable, simple home which is affordable to own and to maintain. Fuller Center Armenia is a nonprofit ministry which charges no interest, thereby witnessing God's love in action and advocating for the right to decent shelter.
For thousands of families in Armenia, a decent home is only a dream. Many families must raise their children in metal shipping containers, or in dark, damp basements, dilapidated shelters or overcrowded apartments. According to a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe report, around 40,000 families in Armenia do not have permanent shelter.
The Fuller Center for Housing Armenia will focus on completing unfinished houses, replacing and repairing roofs, and installing sanitation and heating systems for low-income families in both urban and rural areas. From April through October each year, the Armenia program hosts teams of international volunteers who help build and repair houses.
The Fuller Center is a grassroots movement, committed to excellent stewardship. TFCH relies on volunteers and donations of money, goods and services to keep costs as low as possible; extremely low administrative expenses mean that almost all donations fund actual home-building and repair. Beneficiaries are carefully selected so that gifts help the neediest deserving families who partner with us.
Millard Fuller has announced that the first $100,000 raised for the Armenian program will be matched 1-to-1, so that $200,000 can be sent to begin building immediately. Gifts to The Fuller Center are tax-deductible. To support our project, you can make an online donation or send a check to: The Fuller Center for Housing PO Box 523 Americus, GA 31709 Please add "Armenia" in the memo line. You can also transfer your donation directly to our bank account in Armenia if you do not need a tax receipt. Fuller Center for Housing Cascade Bank A/N 78095123313 SWIFT code: CCSBAM22 Correspondent bank: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, New York, USA SWIFT code: BKTRUS33 FW 021001033 CHIPS: 0103 Account number: 04412053 Visit fullercenter.org for more information on TFCH; starting May 10, visit fullercenterarmenia.org to learn more about The Fuller Center in Armenia.
About The Fuller Center for Housing: The Fuller Center for Housing was founded in the spring of 2005 at Koinonia Farm in rural southwest Georgia. After 29 years of tireless service to the poor with Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller, the founder and president of Habitat, was motivated to expand his vision of eliminating substandard housing worldwide. 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. TFCH has programs in 35 U.S. communities and in 12 countries around the world.