Updated 11/28/16 – Volunteer teams have been working in the neediest areas of the state since last December in RebuildSC: repairing or replacing roofs, sheetrock, flooring, decks, steps, plumbing, wiring and more. Materials for these repairs can cost thousands of dollars per home, but God is providing the needed funds so that South Carolina Baptists can help flood-affected families to have homes that are sound, sturdy, and safe.
Funding for RebuildSC comes from:
- Donations, large and small, from individuals and churches throughout the state and across the nation
- A significant donation from the SC Student Loan Corporation
- Several grants from the One SC Flood Relief Fund housed at Central Carolina Community Foundation One SC Fund Description
- A mini-grant from National VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster)
- A grant from the American Red Cross. Click HERE for more on flood recovery activity by Red Cross.
We are grateful to those who have sent donations and thankful for the organizations that have granted funds for this ministry. RebuildSC not only meets the physical need for adequate housing, but through Christian volunteers and chaplains also attempts to meets spiritual and emotional needs of families recovering from the floods.
By the end of October over 100 homes had been completed in RebuildSC, to the glory of God! Dozens of requests from homeowners remain, however. SC Disaster Relief director Randy Creamer states, “Right now our biggest need is for volunteers to come and work. RebuildSC will go on as long as we have funds and volunteers.”
To volunteer to work for a day, a few days, or a week, please contact Jack McCormick, RebuildSC Coordinator, at 678-294-7461. Individuals or groups, males and females are welcome. You do not have to be Disaster Relief-trained or have construction skills, just a willing spirit!