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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.

Meet Abraham

Meet Abraham

When you meet Abraham Lincoln (one of our homeowners, not the former president) you instantly feel his joy and tenacity for life. He loves
Lifting a Burden

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

Help Without A Hammer

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

From Ties to T-Shirts

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

Serving Together

Serving Together

Projects in a Box are usually requested for 8 to 10 employees. NAI Earle Furman requested a Project in a Box for 50 employees! Here’s

Called to Think

Called to Think

Volunteer Spotlight: Jonathan Parker Onboarding new volunteers takes fighting our culture of chronic busyness. So how do we find our volunteer force? Much of

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