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May 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The founder of Habitat for Humanity, who was fired in January from the group that builds homes in 100 countries, unveiled a new organization that he said would continue his mission of building housing for the poor. Millard Fuller said the Fuller Center for Housing would work with charitable groups, including some Habitat for Humanity affiliates, on funding new housing. Fuller, 70, and his wife founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976.
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February 4, 2009 | Patricia Sullivan, Sullivan writes for the Washington Post.
Millard Fuller, a self-made millionaire who gave away his wealth to start the Christian house-building group Habitat for Humanity, and who started a similar organization after he was fired over disputes with the Habitat board, died Tuesday en route to a hospital in Albany, Ga. He was 74. An autopsy was being performed to determine the cause of death. Fuller had recently been treated for chest congestion and was taking antibiotics, said a spokeswoman for the Fuller Center for Housing.
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February 21, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, will host two events this weekend celebrating his group's cause of providing housing for low-income families. Fuller will speak at 7 tonight at Mariners South Coast Community Church, 1000 Bison Ave. The celebration will continue on Saturday at a 9 a.m. groundbreaking for a 14-unit project planned in Westpark II in Irvine. The ceremony will be at Paseo Westpark and Warner Avenue.
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May 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The founder of Habitat for Humanity, who was fired in January from the group that builds homes in 100 countries, unveiled a new organization that he said would continue his mission of building housing for the poor. Millard Fuller said the Fuller Center for Housing would work with charitable groups, including some Habitat for Humanity affiliates, on funding new housing. Fuller, 70, and his wife founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976.
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May 16, 1998
Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity, has never been intimidated by big names or big money. After all, he's working to build--literally--the kingdom of God. And in a recent visit here, Fuller said he wants to do something his famed housing program for the poor has never done before in the United States: build 100 homes--a small piece of the kingdom--in a week.
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December 12, 2004 | Allen G. Breed, Associated Press Writer
In a characteristic act of frugality, Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller hitched a ride to the Atlanta airport with a female staff member to save the organization a $75 shuttle ride. That ride ended up costing him -- and Habitat -- a great deal more. Allegations of "inappropriate conduct" during that drive last year led to Fuller's temporary banishment from the headquarters of the Christian home-building organization that he and his wife, Linda, founded 28 years ago.
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August 6, 1988 | JOSEPH B. FRAZIER, Associated Press
Millard Fuller is fond of quoting a passage from Luke: "Whoever has two shirts must give one to the man who has none." "That's the only thing that works," he says. "It's the economics of the Bible." Fuller heeded that lesson two decades ago when he decided to save his failing marriage by giving away his fortune and refocusing his life.
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February 4, 2009 | Patricia Sullivan, Sullivan writes for the Washington Post.
Millard Fuller, a self-made millionaire who gave away his wealth to start the Christian house-building group Habitat for Humanity, and who started a similar organization after he was fired over disputes with the Habitat board, died Tuesday en route to a hospital in Albany, Ga. He was 74. An autopsy was being performed to determine the cause of death. Fuller had recently been treated for chest congestion and was taking antibiotics, said a spokeswoman for the Fuller Center for Housing.
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June 2, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit group that builds low-cost housing, is opening a "theme park" at its world headquarters in Americus this week designed to give tourists a look at the world's worst slums. Millard Fuller, founder of the organization, said he expects the Global Village & Discovery Center to attract as many as 70,000 tourists in its first year. "Essentially, it's a theme park for poverty housing," Fuller said. "You'll come out of the center and walk right into a slum.
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April 28, 1998 | KATE FOLMAR
More than 500 students will receive their degrees at Cal Lutheran University's commencement services, which are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. May 16 at Mt. Clef Stadium. Baccalaureate services in Samuelson Chapel will precede the graduation. At the ceremony, four people will receive honorary degrees. They are: * Millard and Linda Fuller of Americus, Ga., who co-founded Habitat for Humanity International, which provides low-cost housing to the needy. * J.D.
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December 12, 2004 | Allen G. Breed, Associated Press Writer
In a characteristic act of frugality, Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller hitched a ride to the Atlanta airport with a female staff member to save the organization a $75 shuttle ride. That ride ended up costing him -- and Habitat -- a great deal more. Allegations of "inappropriate conduct" during that drive last year led to Fuller's temporary banishment from the headquarters of the Christian home-building organization that he and his wife, Linda, founded 28 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1998
Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity, has never been intimidated by big names or big money. After all, he's working to build--literally--the kingdom of God. And in a recent visit here, Fuller said he wants to do something his famed housing program for the poor has never done before in the United States: build 100 homes--a small piece of the kingdom--in a week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, will host two events this weekend celebrating his group's cause of providing housing for low-income families. Fuller will speak at 7 tonight at Mariners South Coast Community Church, 1000 Bison Ave. The celebration will continue on Saturday at a 9 a.m. groundbreaking for a 14-unit project planned in Westpark II in Irvine. The ceremony will be at Paseo Westpark and Warner Avenue.
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August 6, 1988 | JOSEPH B. FRAZIER, Associated Press
Millard Fuller is fond of quoting a passage from Luke: "Whoever has two shirts must give one to the man who has none." "That's the only thing that works," he says. "It's the economics of the Bible." Fuller heeded that lesson two decades ago when he decided to save his failing marriage by giving away his fortune and refocusing his life.
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April 15, 1991 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The founders of an international nonprofit organization which provides housing for low-income families will lecture at Cal Lutheran University today to kick off the new campus chapter. Habitat for Humanity, a grass-roots organization, helps low-income families build or renovate their houses with volunteer labor and donated supplies, said Mark Matthews, a Cal Lutheran emeritus professor who founded the local chapter.
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September 10, 1996 | From Associated Press
President Clinton presented the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Monday to 11 men and women he said "have raised the practice of freedom to new heights." Two of the recipients were not at the ceremony. The president said Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus helped spark the civil rights movement, was delayed. Former Rep. Morris K.
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