The Perkins family experienced hardship during the summer storms of 2012, and since their home was owned by the Darke County Fuller Center for Housing, they weren’t covered by homeowner’s insurance. The Fuller Center came into contact with ProTouch Exteriors and the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors and the three groups teamed up to help replace the roof on the Perkins’ home at no cost to the family. Shown is the roof, before and after, with all of the labor donated by ProTouch Exteriors, and the materials donated by Owens Corning and Allied Building Products, and the permits for the work provided by the Fuller Center.
GREENVILLE - When Raymond and Lori Perkins, parents to three young boys, experienced hardship from storms earlier this year, three organizations teamed up to help, stated John Hensley, executive director of the Darke County Fuller Center for Housing.
“Helping families in need is the mission of our organization, we are a Christian-based non-profit,” stated Hensley. “I have worked closely with the family helped by this project, they are very appreciative of all that the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors (UASRC) and ProTouch Exteriors has done for their home.”
The Fuller Center was originally affiliated with Habitat for Humanity, Hensley stated, but changed their affiliation to the Fuller Center to expand their mission’s ability to address needs in Darke County. The Fuller Center has several programs, including building new homes, doing rehab projects, and a program called Greater Blessings, which does home improvement projects for homeowners, Hensley said. Families must meet income and need guidelines to qualify for assistance, he commented.