Did you know according to the U.S. Department of Energy, low-income homeowners average spending 16.3% of their total annual income on utility bills alone? In addition to needing home repair assistance, many of our homeowners also face the financial burden of high utility bills. With
A Letter from President/CEO & Founder, Chris Manley: Dear Rebuild Upstate family, This is a challenging time for us all as we cope with a new reality for the coming weeks and months. Rebuild Upstate is committed to the safety of our homeowners, volunteers, and
Tragedy, hardship, and uncertainty can strike unexpectedly, often due to circumstances we can’t control. Rebuild Upstate homeowner Ms. S faced uncertainty in home and health this Christmas. Ms. S is a hard-working, devoted mother who has lived in her home for 30 years. Neighbored by
SCACED grants Rebuild Upstate with funds to pilot weatherization program GREENVILLE, S.C. – To jumpstart a new year of reparations, Rebuild Upstate has received a grant award of $10,444 to pilot a weatherization program from the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development’s Community Impact
Service to one’s neighbor is a no-brainer for Rebuild Upstate volunteer Stacy Sargent. She lives by the motto, “What are you doing for others?” “I wanna be awake,” Stacy goes on. “The more awake you are, the more aware you are of people’s situations.” Stacy
Executive Director and Founder of Rebuild Upstate, Chris Manley tells us about the history of Rebuild Upstate and how its inception was inspired by the devastating wake of Hurricane Katrina. Now approaching their 1,000th home repaired, Chris looks to the future of helping Upstate rebuild.
Rebuild Upstate announces 2020 board members and leadership team GREENVILLE, S.C. – Rebuild Upstate has elected new board officers and members for the upcoming year. The new officers are Chip Reaves as board chair; Ashley Brooks as vice-chair and governance chair, Michael Cunningham as finance
Clemson student and Rebuild Upstate volunteer, Greg Agres sees opportunities everywhere. From high school service clubs to the college classroom, Greg believes that “you can help in so many different ways- you just have to work those ways into your schedule and the way you
Resilience. Mrs. P. hails from Sweet Home Alabama. She settled in Greenville after meeting her husband nearly 40 years ago. Shortly after moving into a home she didn’t much like, Mrs. P was determined to renovate it to her liking. Mrs. P is a self-taught
Mrs. B “Be yourself, and make people happy.” This is the mantra Mrs. B lives by. If you are in need of a good laugh and excellent company, stop by Mrs. B’s house. Ms. B is a sister, a mother, a grandmother, and great grandmother.