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Rebuild Upstate Aided by Golf for Greenville Event

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Funds received from a Golf for Greenville grant will help Rebuild Upstate above and beyond what it expected when agency officials first applied last summer.

Rebuild Upstate performs emergency repairs for houses in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee counties. It requested a trailer and tools in making the grant application for the tournament. The life expectancy of a stocked tool trailer is approximately seven years. During these seven years, Rebuild Upstate will be able to repair more than 1,000 homes and create more than 28,000 volunteer hours.

However, the money raised from the annual tournament also will allow Rebuild Upstate to purchase a small SUV for staff to visit homeowners as well as perform site visits and assessments; installation of a new phone system; buy four Dell Latitude Laptops; and provide office furniture for future staff.

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From left to right: James Hamilton (Golf for Greenville Co-Chair), Augustus Dicks (Golf for Greenville Vice Co-Chair), Chris Manley, Heather Ellis (Golf for Greenville Co-Chair). Not pictured: Leslie Griffin (Golf for Greenville Vice Co-Chair)

Since 1989, Fluor has promoted a legacy and commitment to the community by staging the Golf for Greenville event.  Since the tournament’s inception, Golf for Greenville has raised more than $4.5 million for local charities in the Upstate.  This past May, Golf for Greenville raised $600,000 for Rebuild Upstate, The Meyer Center, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and The Walker Foundation.  This accomplishment was achieved with the help of 120 generous sponsors, 500 plus golfers and 100 plus volunteers.

“We were excited to be a participant in this year’s tournament,” said Chris Manley, Rebuild Upstate’s executive director. “To be able to do so much more with the funding is a banner moment for Rebuild Upstate. We are very grateful for the opportunity.”

About Rebuild Upstate:

Rebuild Upstate is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Upstate South Carolina low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods.

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