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- By age 29, Millard Fuller had a reputation as a glitzy millionaire lawyer, but he struggled with health problems and a troubled marriage. That changed in 1965, when he and his wife, Linda, sold their 2,000-acre ranch and used the money to help poor families build homes. Eleven years later, they began a ministry that has built homes for over 100,000 families in 67 countries. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Habitat for Humanity.
- After volunteering as a switchboard operator at a Florida homeless shelter, retired dentist William Johnston decided he wanted to return to his calling. In 1994, he recruited 12 other dentists, collected donated office equipment, and opened Tampa Bay's first free dental clinic. Since its inception, the clinic has provided over $700,000 worth of free dental service to low-income families.