Las Vegas - Habitat for Humanity

[Photo: Franklin Simpson, Phyllis Hargrove, Millard Fuller, and Nanette Randolph]
Left to right:
Franklin Simpson - City of Las Vegas/ Coordinator of Weed & Seed Program; Phyllis Hargrove - Las Vegas HUD Office/ Senior Community Planning and Development; Millard Fuller - Americas Georgia/ Founder/ President of Habit for Humanity; Nanette Randolph  - Las Vegas U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/ Manager Business Info Center.

Hosted Luncheon for
Millard Fuller
January 21, 2003
(Founder/President - Habitat for Humanity International)

January 21, 2003, Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity hosted a luncheon for Millard Fuller, the founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International. Mr. Fuller was in Las Vegas attending the International Home Builders Convention in which over 80,000 people associated with housing were in attendance. Mr. Fuller was a prominent and wealthy attorney in Georgia when he started Habitat for Humanity in the "60's". He walked away from fame and fortune to help the less fortunate. Mr. Fuller stated, "Habitat for Humanity is an unashamedly Christian organization but we will work with anyone… I believe in the theology of the hammer." Mr. Fuller is a friend of former President Jimmy Carter and former President Gerald Ford both of whom helped to bring national attention to Habitat for Humanity International based out of Americas Georgia. Mr. Fuller said that he is thankful that today every 28 minutes a Habitat for Humanity home is being built somewhere in the world. Habitat for Humanity has a chapter in all 50 states of the union and has constructed homes in more than 37 countries.

Phyllis Hargrove (center of picture) was previously a board member on the Las Vegas board of Habitat for Humanity prior to coming to work at HUD. Phyllis is working as a Senior Community Planning and Development Representative in the Las Vegas HUD office and ceases every opportunity to work with local community programs. HUD Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and other federal funds have assisted in acquiring property for Habitat homes.

Las Vegas Habitat for Humanity chapter has built 35 homes since it began in 1992.

6 Houses are planned to be built this year (2003). Do you qualify for a Home?

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