Behind the Build: AmeriCorps VISTA

Rebuild Upstate is sadly saying goodbye and sending best wishes to Kristen Knight. Kristen has worked with Rebuild Upstate thanks to the United Way of Greenville County grant program. VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program founded in 1965 that aims to combat poverty in America. Part of the AmeriCorps network of…

A Productive Hands on Greenville Day

Extending A Helping Hand Rebuild Upstate was proud to host two projects during the annual Hands on Greenville (HOG) Day which took place on Saturday, April 30th – the largest day of service in South Carolina. One HOG Day project focused on helping a couple in their 70’s improve the accessibility in their home. Volunteers from Grace Church repaired…

A Chat With Our Director

Q & A: Get to know Executive Director Chris Manley! Tell us about your first home repair project: “My first project was helping to replace the roof of a home in West End on Grand Bahama Island. Two hurricanes had come through within two weeks the previous summer. It was an eye-opening experience to be…

Rebuild Upstate breaks yearly record in six months

Rebuild Upstate breaks yearly record in six months GREENVILLE, S.C. – An Upstate nonprofit organization has broken their previous yearly record for accomplished projects in only six months. Rebuild Upstate helps low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. The organization’s current record is 62…

A New Beginning

A New Beginning 4.28.15 Last summer a conversation began within our organization. It was a conversation surrounding our name – ReWiGo (an acronym for Ready Willing Going) and the challenges it held. What does it mean? Are we really going all that far? How do you pronounce it? Should I use a Southern or Northern…

City Declares Rebuild Upstate Week 4.27.15

City Declares Rebuild Upstate Week 4.27.15 The City of Greenville has declared the week of April 27 “Rebuild Upstate Week” in honor of the organization’s new name and dedication to serving the community. Mayor Knox White delivered a proclamation making it official. The proclamation reads: Proclamation WHEREAS, the need to care for the homes of…