Fuller Center starting construction on homes for veterans

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 8:20pm

The corner of Martha and Olive Street, in the Highland neighborhood in Shreveport, will soon boast 4 brand new homes in the coming months.

Shreveport's Fuller Center for Housing of NW Louisiana will start building the four homes on March 9, and plans to finish them my May 27. After the first four, they will build at least another five, but are hoping to build even more.

Hope for the Homeless gave the property for the homes to the group, and a generous donation  of $300,000 from Roger Waters of Pink Floyd will go toward building the homes.

Like all non-profits, The Fuller Center is hoping to make this donation go farther, challenging people to band together to match the donation from Waters.

In another way to save money, and have locals help the less fortunate, they are asking for volunteers to help them during the home building process. They need all types of volunteers, from skilled to unskilled and even people that can help by passing out water and lemonade.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, visit The Fuller Center's website.

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