College Students Kick Off RebuildSC

RebuildSC has begun with collegiate teams on their Christmas break working in homes that were affected by the floods. The first group served Dec. 11-16 and included Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) students and directors from Clemson, Spartanburg-area schools, and USC-Aiken. They began work in eleven homes in a Columbia neighborhood where 95% of the houses were flooded.

A second group served Dec. 17-22, continuing work in the same neighborhood. These BCM students were from Anderson University and Charleston-area schools. Both groups were led by Avery Fox, a DR leader and mud-out trainer with extensive construction experience. The jobs were a combination of mud-out work (tearing out damaged areas of flooded houses) and rebuild, as they replaced sheetrock and painted.

Another wave of BCM students served January 4-8, 2016, in the Hemingway area. Francis Marion, USC-Columbia, Winthrop, and William & Mary (VA) are the universities that participated. These college students worked under the direction of North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief, the group that is taking the lead on Rebuild in the Horry County/Johnsonville area.

Other teams will follow the college students, including Disaster Relief rebuild teams, church mission trip teams, and church groups that “adopt” families as a part of the SC Baptist Convention’s commitment to assist 1000 homeowners in South Carolina in their rebuild efforts. Click on the title above for more information on how your church can adopt a family through RebuildSC.

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