Last October, South Carolina experienced unimaginable flooding in the many parts of the state. Thousands of our neighbors lost everything. South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers were joined by volunteers from many other states to minister to the families affected by the floods. Everything inside a flooded home was removed - walls, cabinets, carpeting; sometimes homes had to be gutted down to the studs. The SC Baptist Convention then launched RebuildSC to help families return to their homes.
Volunteers are needed immediately and throughout the next year. Plan a mission trip for your church or just your family. Individuals are welcome, as well. Construction experience is not necessary, and you do NOT have to be Disaster Relief-trained! Just have a willing spirit. Crew leaders can help your team in ministering to one of these families in our state.
Interested? Contact Sue Harmon in the Disaster Relief Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-227-6149
We are pleased to announce that Jack McCormick is serving as RebuildSC Coordinator for the SC Baptist Convention through a partnership with the Saluda Baptist Association. Jack is already working hard to build momentum in the RebuildSC efforts.
Jack and his wife Sharon have served as Mission Service Corps missionaries for the past 12 years. His assignment has been specifically in the area of construction projects with churches, so he brings a wealth of construction and coordination experience to RebuildSC. The couple has also been actively engaged with Campers on Mission nationally. They live in Williamston, in the upstate of South Carolina.
Welcome, Jack & Sharon - we praise the Lord for your partnership in ministry!
The Rebuild site has been running since January in Johnsonville. Run by our partners, the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief, the site is housed at Johnsonville's First Baptist Church and includes lodging and meals for volunteer teams that go for a few days or a week to work on flood-affected homes in the area.
Georgetown SC was also hard-hit by floods. Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief assisted in the flood response there during the fall, and is now returning to run a Rebuild site out of Ringel Heights Baptist Church. They have been assisting the associational missionary in that area, Wil Bradham, in following up with homeowners that had "mud-out" jobs last fall, to assess rebuild needs. Volunteer teams are slated to begin arriving at the Georgetown Rebuild site in mid-May.