One Life at a Time
While affordable housing is often looked at on a very large scale, the issue is perhaps best understood in terms of individual lives changed. Because even though our goal is to create strong, sustainable communities across the board, we have to start small. One person at a time. One life at a time.
Explore the impact that Rebuild Upstate has had over the years by reading about some of our homeowners’ and volunteers’ experiences.
Rebuild Upstate receives around 1,500 calls to our helpline every year. This video gives a little insight into what those calls are like, and
The King family’s story is one of resilience. The King family has been faced with sickness since the beginning, all three children have experienced
Before volunteers performed repairs on her home, Ms. Tabitha and her children were on their way to being homeless. She couldn’t even turn on
When Christ Church Episcopal chose to kick off their Bicentennial year of service with a Rebuild Upstate build day, the Brockman family jumped on
“I had no idea there were people out there still coming together as a genuine group of people that cared.” It took bravery for
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Rebuild Upstate. Because volunteers served, the aging and differently-abled can walk across their floor without fear of falling. Because
“You are not disabled. You are handicapped, but still able.” Ms. D, physically limited by severe nerve damage, remembers the words of her mother.
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
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?”
Clemson student and Rebuild Upstate volunteer, Greg Agres sees opportunities everywhere. From high school service clubs to the college classroom, Greg believes that “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
Mrs. B “Be yourself, and make people happy.” This is the mantra Mrs. B lives by. If you are in need of a good