Millard Fuller died Tuesday February 3rd 2009 near Americus, GA. He was 74 years old. At age 29 he left a successful career in business and started Habitat for Humanity International which built more than 300,000 homes worldwide.
Using his Christian principles and propelled by evangelical like energy he used Habitat for Humanity to develop a system of using donated money and material along with voluntary labor to build homes for low-income families. Habitat for Humanity homes were sold without profit to buyers who were required to help build their houses and were not required to pay any interest.
Today more than a million people live in Habitat for Humanity Homes which are in more than 100 countries. He was an inspirational leader who worked side by side with volunteers from all walks of life including President's Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
His life will serve as an example to all of us who labor to place families in homes.