In October 2015, South Carolina experienced unimaginable flooding in the many parts of the state. Thousands of our neighbors lost everything. Since Hurricane Matthew affected the same area, the need was magnified. South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were joined by volunteers from many other states to minister to the families affected by the floods and by the hurricane. Everything inside a flooded home was removed – walls, cabinets, carpeting; sometimes homes had to be gutted down to the studs. The SC Baptist Convention launched RebuildSC to help families have safe, livable homes.
Volunteer groups are still needed.
Plan a mission trip for your church or your family. Volunteers do NOT have to be Disaster Relief-trained!
Rebuild efforts are now focused on Marion County, including the areas around the towns of Nichols, Mullins, and Marion. The RebuildSC site at the Johnsonville First Baptist Church, which served as “headquarters” for the past 21 months, is now being closed. There will not be a central housing site for RebuildSC in Marion County as we had at Johnsonville. Instead, several different churches in the area will be used to house groups on a scheduled basis.
Groups will be provided with a church facility where they can stay and a home on which to work, with tools and materials provided as well. Groups must bring their own “crew chiefs” with knowledge of construction work (sheetrock, painting, finishing, possibly installing flooring, roofing, etc. – depending on the skills of your crew chiefs and your group). Groups must also provide their own cooks and groceries for meals on this RebuildSC mission trip.
Please complete the interest form below, to be contacted about details and scheduling.