Posts made in March, 2010

An Old Boat Shed is Not a House

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An old boat shed is not a house — your help is needed! The Rural Mission is seeking volunteer commitments and donations to get this elderly resident, pictured below with this workteam, out of this makeshift house on Johns Island. Plans call for an addition to a nearby home that will provide a safe and decent place for this senior citizen. Last year a workteam from Indiana replaced the almost nonexistent roof to keep the rain out. The bathtub leaning against the outside of the shed gives a good perspective of how difficult life can be. Please answer this call to serve. The Mission needs...

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Gethers Family Gets Boost

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The Rural Mission’s outreach to the Gethers family on Johns Island gets a boost thanks to Berkeley Electric Cooperative! Pictured above as Berkeley Electric Trust Fund representative Jim Nicholson presents an Operation Round-up Trust Fund grant check to Mrs. Gethers are left to right — Sonja Gethers, Andy Sorasy, Linda D. Gadson of the Mission, Mrs. Sadie Gethers, Rev. Otis Scott of Wesley United Methodist Church, Jim Nicholson, Linda Fasig of the Mission, Martha Harris of BEC, and Anderson Mack, Jr. of the Mission. The $2,500 grant to the Gethers family and the Rural Mission...

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Phillips Academy – Andover, Mass.

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A tradition of caring continues! Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to the students and teachers of Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., who have been coming to the Rural Mission for 17 years. This year’s terrific group of 27 volunteers upheld a long-time tradition of caring and connection that has become even more special with each new year. These enthusiastic and energetic high school students enjoy each other and grow in appreciation and purpose as they work to make life better for island residents. This year’s projects included roof repairs and a porch and wheelchair ramp...

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Thank you Davidson College Volunteers

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The Mission hosted a terrific group of young people during the week of February 27-March 4 from the Reformed University Fellowship of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. They brought a hard working group of 22 students. They assisted families with repair needs at several locations as well as worked to improve the facilities at the Mission. As they worked at Mrs. Smiley’s, the group was a beehive of activity, working inside and out, with dedication and with fun and enjoyment. You could tell that their work came from the heart and they delighted in meeting Mrs. Smiley. Thank you so much...

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As the Smiley Home is Dedicated their Whole Community Rejoices and Helps!

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part time jobs nyc p>February 27, 2010 will be a day to rejoice and remember. Many people from all walks of life joined together to move in furniture, fill the cupboards and make a house a special home for Harry and Shirley Smiley and their family. As they were presented with the keys and a new Bible, both were overwhelmed and thankful beyond words. The morning was filled with praise, song and prayer for this undertaking that required the hands and hearts from many volunteers and donors. Many who gave their skills and labor were there on this special, sunny and beautiful, Saturday morning....

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