Innovative community developers best describe who we are.
Bringing people together making a real difference in communities neighborhoods they are in need of revitalizing, creating places that offer the physical, social and economic resources that all people need in order to live healthy lives after being devastated by natural disasters or economic inequality.
Cross-sector collaboration is a given in these projects, as are new ways of thinking about community revitalization. At the Mary Parker Foundation, we are excited by the potential these projects have to create lasting change for low-income communities and for families who has lost everything do to natural disasters.
Our work goes beyond each home we help to rebuild. Local affiliates who are rooted in the community work closely with community residents and leaders to revitalize our communities. Together, we create and execute plans to address the needs of each specific individual and community.
Through our work, we are also positioned to address the long-term recovery of communities struck by natural disasters. We commit to our neighbors in need and help them rebuild in the months and years following a disaster. We provide green job training along with entrepreneur programs in-order to ensure families can maintain a healthy life-style for decades to come.
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Our program is simple!
.All we ask is that you purchase one of our ICCF block or as many as you like for $50 and now you have become a community developer.
.It takes 560 of our ICCF blocks to build one 1800sq.ft. home.
.We list all of the families we help along with their story on our site and you can visit in real time and see the progress of the new build.
Tim and Amy’s plan was to live on their property in a camper they own until they could build their own home. The property would allow them to be more self-sufficient, where they could have a vegetable garden, and plenty of room for their two small children, son Knox, 10, and daughter Daisy, 2, to play.
They moved their camper onto the property on Oct. 18, 2020, and two days later they got their first visitor – the local code enforcement officer, who claimed they were not allowed to live on the land in a camper trailer and slapped them with a “building code violation.”
After weeks of battling with county officials, the family was ordered off their land four days before Christmas 2020, or face a $1,000 per day fine, so they moved their trailer to an RV park.
Ty, as she is affectionately referred to, is a United States Army Veteran who has served since age seventeen (17). She is a mother of five (5) who was displaced by Hurricane Michael. Her family was placed in a hotel aided by FEMA which ended during the December holidays leaving Tykessia and her family once again displaced. Tykessia suffers from lupus, a chronic and complex autoimmune disease affecting the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys and blood vessels. She has three daughters, ages 17,12, and 7 and two sons, ages 10 and 8 one of whom is autistic. Upon learning of the displacement of Ty and her family, WE BUILD has relocated them to Tuskegee, Alabama providing a temporary rental with the aim of building the family a home.
Your support and contributions will enable us to help rebuild communities affected by natural disasters and poverty stricken communities one BLOCK at a time.
Our program is simple!