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.
Ms. Paulette isn’t one to sit back. When her 50-year-old home became unsafe, she reached out to the team at Rebuild Upstate. Her windows were broken, her bathroom hard to use, and her floor was a tripping hazard. But that’s not the end of her story.
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 just how much our neighbors need our help.
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 a light switch or flush her toilets. Rebuild Upstate helped her in her time of need, even when she had nowhere else to turn.
Meet Tim. Tim Womack is the aging services director for the Appalachian Council of Governments (ACOG). ACOG improves the lives of the people of
Board Spotlight: Megan Finnern, Board Vice Chair//Finnern Consulting, LLC You may not know Megan personally (or maybe you do!) but you surely know about
Dorothy is first a mother and a daughter, then a friend to all. She brings a weekly Meals on Wheels meal to a friend
Board Q&A Spotlight: Chip Reaves, Board Chair//President, Bigger Brains Meet Chip. Chip Reaves is the current Rebuild Upstate board chair. When he’s not losing
Living next door to family isn’t for everyone. For homeowners Ray and Faye, it’s everything. Ray grew up on the family land his dad
“They changed my life 100%. We didn’t know what we were going to do.” Bruce Fisher was motivated to join the military after witnessing
“I can stay in my home and I got my independence back.” Mrs. Shirley is extremely friendly and a joy to be around. Ms.
In 2020, on-site volunteers bravely followed new safety protocols. Our Board and Advisory Councils provided wisdom and encouragement as Rebuild Upstate navigated difficult choices.
Mr. Roberts is a proud Anderson County resident and has been for the past twenty-seven years. He’s known for his kindness and loves tinkering