Thursday, February 5, 2009

NAR Mourns the Loss of Habitat for Humanity Founder Millard Fuller

WASHINGTON, February 04, 2009

The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Charles McMillan:

“The National Association of Realtors® mourns the loss of Habitat for Humanity International founder Millard Fuller, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the age of 74. We extend our sincerest sympathies to his family and friends.

“Mr. Fuller’s tremendous contribution to increasing decent, affordable housing and helping more than a million individuals achieve the American dream of homeownership will live on as a tribute of his life’s work and passion.

“NAR has worked together with Habitat for Humanity for the past eight years to build a home in the host city for NAR’s annual conference and in a major city abroad. Realtors® have also contributed to Habitat for Humanity’s post-Katrina homebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast as well as in Southeast Asia following the 2004 tsunami.

“Although we are saddened by this news, Realtors® look forward to continuing our work with Habitat for Humanity and helping even more families on their path to homeownership.”

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