Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

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February 2, 2006

Fuller to receive Servant’s Heart Award

AMERICUS — Millard Fuller, recognized around the world for his lifetime of service to provide affordable, decent housing for people in need, will receive the first Servant’s Heart Award in Indianapolis during a Feb. 11 awards dinner.

The honor comes from the People Helping People Network, which unites people nationwide to meet the needs of others through a variety of programs, partnerships and services.

Founder and President of The Fuller Center for Housing, Fuller will serve as keynote speaker at the awards banquet, which begins at 6 p.m. at Primo’s Banquet Hall and Conference Center, 2615 E. National Avenue.

“As we all strive to make a difference in our own communities, in our own ways, we could have no better mentor than someone who has transformed communities around the world.

“What a blessing Millard and Linda Fuller have been to so many. I am truly blessed, honored and inspired by his example of a ‘Servant's Heart’,” said Jeff Cardwell, the founder and president of the People Helping People Network. Fuller will also preach at Grace Assembly of God Church in the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 12 services. The church is located at 6822 N. U.S. Highway 31 South in New Whiteland, Ind. Currently, Fuller is leading “Building on Higher Ground,” an initiative to build 60 homes for hurricane evacuees in Shreveport, La.

Other projects are in Nepal, Romania and several other locations in the United States.

Fuller is the former president of Habitat for Humanity International. He founded Habitat for Humanity with his wife, Linda, in 1976. Under his leadership, Habitat built 200,000 homes for more than one million people in 100 countries.

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