Community Organizations Honored during National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Throughout Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21st-27th, 2024, Rebuild Upstate honors volunteers and entities for their commitment and service.

This is part two of a series that recognizes volunteers for their efforts. This post focuses on awards awarded annually to businesses, churches, or other organizational community partners. Individuals honored in part two of our series is available here.

Home Repair Champion Award

Awarded to St. Andrew’s Episcopal

The Home Repair Champion Award is presented to a team whose significant financial contributions continue to impact affordable housing in the Upstate.

St. Andrew’s has made outstanding contributions to our organization through both volunteer service and financial support, helping us to sustain our mission, and transforming homes and lives in our shared community. St. Andrew’s has a historical practice of meeting the needs of their community. In 2018, their congregation launched a capital campaign to complete the church’s restoration. They decided to go the extra mile and tithe 10% of their capital campaign funds to a local charity. In total, St. Andrew’s tithed $40k of capital campaign funds to Rebuild Upstate, enabling us to complete repairs critical to the health and safety of many low-income neighbors. Beyond this generosity, volunteers from the church have swung hammers and demo’ed old decks on multiple occasions, again going the extra mile to ensure our neighbors are safely housed.

Ambassador Award

Awarded to BNI Masters of Success

The Ambassador Award is awarded to an advocate who shares our mission with others. Their effort builds new relationships and opportunities critical to our mission.

The motto for Business Networking International (BNI) is “Givers Gain.” The BNI Masters of Success chapter certainly exemplifies this statement. Though their main purpose is rooted in business sales and referrals, the chapter has made it a core priority to support Rebuild Upstate through connections, donations, and volunteerism. Members have given hundreds of hours to the build site through quarterly build days and have made every effort to share Rebuild Upstate’s mission through referrals to other businesses seeking community involvement. The icing on top? Their support of A Toast To Home, Rebuild Upstate’s first fundraiser, exceeded $13,000. We are grateful that BNI has welcomed Rebuild Upstate into its vast network of business partners and relationships.

Nuts & Bolts Award

The following organizations provided volunteer and donor support in 2023, ensuring resources for each homeowner are plentiful. ⁠

AnMed Cannon Memorial Hospital
Blue Ridge Community Fellowship
Brasfield and Gorrie
Christ Church Episcopal
Earle Street Baptist Church
Ebenezer United Methodist Church of Greer
First Presbyterian Church (Anderson)
Fuller Group
GE Ramp Team
Greater Greenville Association of REALTORS
Greer Middle College
Long Branch Baptist Church
Mauldin Methodist Church
Newspring Church
Piedmont Salkehatchie
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Southern First Bank
St. John’s United Methodist Church
Area 171 Starbucks- VA/NC/SC
State Farm
Trinity United Methodist Church
Truist Bank (Anderson)
Truist Bank (Greenville)


Cornerstone Award

The Cornerstone Award is presented to teams volunteering on 4 or more build days throughout 2023.

Brasfield & Gorrie
GE Ramp Team
Mauldin Methodist Church
Newspring Church
Piedmont Salkehatchie
Trinity United Methodist Church
Truist Bank

Thank you for your commitment and service.