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Community Renewal Hands Out 2012 Caring Angel Award

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Lee Jeter, courtesy of The Fuller Center for Housing website

If you saw the post about Community Renewal’s Maggie Lee Henson Celebration of Caring, you already know who grabbed the Caring Angel Award.  But for those who didn’t, the award goes to…Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana Executive Director Lee Jeter. Jeter was part of the Shreveport Green team when I joined KEEL News. But his service to this community goes even further back (and I grabbed this information from a story written for SB Magazine.)  After graduating from Parkway High School, he joined the Marines to get the cost of a college education covered and to earn money that he could send back home. He spent 20 years in the military, then returned to Shreveport in 1991 with the intention of becoming a police officer, but took the job at Shreveport Green as program manager for ShrevCORPS. He ended up staying there 11 years, until he left to take over the Fuller Center. This month, Jeter is preparing for the Millard Fuller Legacy Build, being held in mid-October in Minden. And later that month, he’ll begin work on the 44th Fuller Center house in Shreveport. In addition to all that, he’s also associate minister at Fellowship of Christ Missionary Baptist Church and president of the Kiwanis Club of Shreveport/Bossier. All that, and more, makes him a fitting Caring Angel Award-winner.  Congratulations!

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