RebuildSC Moves to Central Pee Dee
Praise the Lord! SC Disaster Relief’s RebuildSC initiative has repaired 236 homes in the lower Pee Dee area from Florence to Georgetown, providing homeowners with solid, safe places to live and a gospel witness from those that served. Work on these houses ranged from spraying crawl spaces for mold to completely replacing roofs, and everything in between.
The RebuildSC coordination/housing site in Johnsonville has now been closed. We are deeply grateful to the First Baptist Church of Johnsonville for opening their facilities to RebuildSC for 21 months!
The focus of our rebuild efforts has now been shifted to the central Pee Dee area of Nichols, Mullins, Marion, and possibly Dillon. Unlike Johnsonville, there is not one central RebuildSC coordination/housing site in the central Pee Dee. Instead, teams are being housed in one of four different churches in the area, depending on various scheduling factors.
Placing sheetrock in the picture above is part of a youth group from Calvary Baptist Church in Union City, Tennessee. This large group worked in two houses in Nichols, got a LOT of work done, and even took a little time off for a quick trip to the beach. They were housed at Gapway Baptist Church in Mullins, where Gapway pastor Stephen Bailey coordinated the arrangements with the group.
Volunteer teams, small or large, are still needed. Disaster Relief training is not required. Jobs, tools, and materials are provided. The work may include sheetrock, flooring, roof work, ramps, and more. Each group needs to have one or two “crew chiefs” with construction skills, and each group should bring their own cooks and groceries for meals.
A RebuildSC project makes a great mission trip – bring a group from your church, to help rebuild a home and influence a family for Christ!
For more information or to volunteer for RebuildSC, contact Jack McCormick, RebuildSC Coordinator, at 678-294-7461.