Posts made in October, 2011

Update: The Gethers Home – Johns Island

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p>This picture showing some of the old house behind the new home was taken on August 18, 2010. We have come a long way thanks to the generosity of many donors, volunteers and contributions and labor from the Gethers family. Much remains. Next comes the siding on the outside and all the inside work. Please ask about helping. There is work to be done by all ages and skills. Please call the Mission at 843-768-1710 or contact us vie Email (click link at bottom of this web page). You can also follow our progress on...

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Thank You to Our Day of Caring Volunteers and Sponsors, September, 14, 2010!

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The Trident United Way ? Day of Caring for 2010 was a terrific day for the Rural Mission and two island families that saw their homes worked on by these great volunteers. We thank all the volunteers from Second Presbyterian Church in Charleston and the Blackbaud Company on Daniel Island. We also thank both groups for their financial contributions that paid for this work and then some. Our special thanks also go to two area businesses that donated a tasty lunch to both groups ? Newton Farms at Freshfield Village on Seabrook Island and Billy Dees Restaurant on Johns Island. This work also would...

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Thank You to The Beach Company!

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Our very special thanks go to The Beach Company here in Charleston for an answered prayer. They have generously donated a truck to be used in the housing repair Workcamp Program to allow us to help families in need. The truck currently being used by Anderson Mack, Jr. is pretty well worn out and unsafe with over 300,000 miles. This new workhouse is in great condition and is a 2005 Ford F150. It will see many more miles and be of service to countless families! Thank you to The Beach...

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Third Annual Oyster Roast at Bowen Island

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Great Fun for All! Donations and Giving Appreciated! Thank you to everyone who supported our ministry through the 3rd Annual Rural Mission Oyster Roast at Bowen Island. It was a beautiful Fall afternoon on the dock with great food, oysters, drink and music. All proceeds will go to help us meet the needs of families and the elderly in hardship. With winter coming, this is a true blessing! Our special thanks to all our sponsors and guests. Major contributions were provided by Bowen Island Restaurant, Irvin House Vineyards, Newton Farms/Piggly Wiggly Carolina Corp. and Pearlstine...

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Winter cold brings hardships to many …

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Please help us to winterize heat and repair homes! The winter cold and rains of 2010-11 have been particularly difficult for many older residents and families with little heat, no money for heating bills and old homes that are drafty, patched together and wet. $100 will repair a roof, fill up a propane gas tank or insulate and repair around broken windows and doors! Dozens of very low income families and elderly residents need this help now! Your donation can bring comfort and security on a cold night. This is our most urgent need for this winter period. Please organize a volunteer team among...

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