Millard Dean Fuller is the person responsible for Habitat for Humanity. Fuller wanted to find ways to assist his less fortunate neighbors and would go on to launch Koinonia Partners in 1968. The organization centered its efforts on Partnership Housing. Utilizing a “Fund for Humanity”, the donations received were used for purchasing building materials so that volunteers could get together to build a home for a family. The families would then be given time to pay back the material costs without having to worry about interest.
Before he passed away in 2009 at the age of 74, Millard Fuller has already received countless awards and honorary degrees. In 1996, former President Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
For additional information on Habitat for Humanity, volunteer opportunities, or if you wish to donate visit http://www.habitat.org.
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