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…

Stetson Students Go Above and Beyond

Rather than hitting the beach to soak up the sun, six students from Stetson University, located in Deland, FL, dedicated their spring break to volunteering in the Upstate of South Carolina. They worked on various projects over the course of the week, but spent the majority of their days with Rebuild Upstate, installing a metal roof for a…

Lifting a Burden

Hannah Crawford was nearing her 75th birthday, but she didn’t feel much like celebrating. Her husband had been ill for two years, and they were facing hundreds of dollars in medical co-payments and bills every month. A post-retirement income provided by social security just barely covered their need—and then the leaks started. The Crawford’s roof…

Help Without A Hammer

Making the Most of Her Time: Lisa Hendrix on Volunteering A few years ago, Lisa Hendrix of Belton, SC, found herself unable to work. Lisa suddenly had  plenty of time on her hands – time she didn’t want to waste. “I went on full­time disability, and then I started praying about what I could do with my time.” A short time later, Lisa approached friend and fellow church ­attendee Nick Kulick, Operations Director at Rebuild Upstate about volunteering, stating that she was willing to do anything but construction. Nick was delighted and welcomed her to the team. “I’d heard about the need for home repairs through the Salkehatchie and Santahatchie  programs, but that was only 4 or 5 projects a year.” “Now I understand the need is so much greater. I feel I’ll never be able to do as much as I’d like.” Lisa currently volunteers about 5 hours per week of her time—depending on Rebuild Upstate’s …

From Ties to T-Shirts

For O’Neal employees, serving the community is just part of the job. Employees of O’Neal, Inc., a local manufacturing engineering and construction firm, recently sent a team to complete a project with Rebuild Upstate. As we’ve gotten to know the folks from O’Neal, we’ve learned how important community involvement is to the individual employees and…