Ms. Stephanie Metoyer is our community’s newest homeowner! She partnered with the Natchitoches Fuller Center for Housing and on Saturday, September 12 her new home was dedicated.
Ms. Metoyer was joined in dedicating her new home by volunteers from the Fuller Center, her two foster children, family, and guests from the community. Mr. Vincent Cofield of the Henry O. Flipper Foundation gave the opening prayer after which the crowd joined hands to dedicate the home. Mr. Jim Roberts of the Natchitoches chapter of the Fuller House then presented Ms. Metoyer with a handmade plaque made by Mr. Edgar Stoesz of Pennsylvania that was signed by each volunteer who worked on the home.
The Fuller Center for Housing is a faith based non profit that opened in 2005. They currently operate in 70 communities in the United States as well as 20 countries. Their mission is to partner with individuals in need of housing and assist them in achieving their goals. The homes are built with volunteer labor. The homeowner puts in 300 hours of labor in building alongside the community volunteers. The Fuller Center does everything possible to keep the cost of materials and land down so the greatest number of people may become partners in homebuilding. The homeowner signs an interest free mortgage to repay the costs incurred. The Fuller Center makes no profit from the sale. In fact, the payments are turned around and used to build more homes. The homeowners are helping other people achieve their dreams when they make each mortgage payment.
The Fuller Center is a superb organization that is making our community a better place. They are men and women of every race and background who saw a need and are doing something about it. If you would like to donate, volunteer or otherwise join the men and women of the Fuller Center for Housing in changing lives and making our community a better place, please contact Jim Roberts at 318-554-8225. You may also get more information at fullercenter.org.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to extend its best wishes to Ms. Metoyer and her wonderful family on this well deserved occasion. May the Lord grant you and your family many years in your new home!