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Americus community walks to support Millard Fuller's legacy

Chris Fuller, Millard Fuller's son Chris Fuller, Millard Fuller's son
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Nearly a hundred people gathered in Americus to honor the legacy of Millard Fuller, who founded Habitat for Humanity in the 1970s.  

Friends and family walked a mile along what is now known as Millard Fuller Boulevard. Recently city officials approved renaming the street in his honor. Many proudly wore Millard Fuller and Habitat for Humanity T-shirts to show their support. Fuller's son, Chris, and his wife Linda lead the march, which started at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd    

"Having this road here in Americus, a place where he traveled down on many a day is special for me," said Chris Fuller, Millard Fuller's son.  

Fuller founded Habitat for Humanity in the 1970s and built more than a million homes during his time as president. His goal was to eliminate poverty.

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