“We work with them to teach them how to be homeowners,” he said.
The charity recently completed repairs on another home, he said, and a single mother and her children moved in.
Most of the work on the homes is done by volunteers like John Grubb.
“It’s a good thing to do … It helps people out in the community,” he said.
Grubb is retired and decided he wanted to give back.
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“Everybody comes and does what needs to be done … It’s kind of fun to be involved,” he said.
The volunteers repair drywall, paint rooms and install doors. Everyone has a strength, Grubb said.
“It gives you the opportunity to help a family that’s in need,” he said.
And it’s rewarding, volunteer Ray Raber said.
“I’m trying to give back to the neighborhood,” he said. “I’ve been pretty well blessed in my life.”
The Fuller Center is always looking for more volunteers, Rowe said.
“Our volunteers are really our bread and butter,” he said. “They’re the people that hold our organization up and make our organization successful.”
The organization also works with the Neighborhood Housing Project of Greater Springfield and the city of Springfield.
More information about how to qualify to purchase the home is available by calling Rowe at 937-325-2514. Other homes will soon be available as well, Rowe said.