Posts made in December, 2016

Coat Distribution Helps Warm Up Lowcountry Residents

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While Rural Mission has participated in coat distributions in the past, this year we took it up a notch. Two members of the Trenholm Road United Methodist Church in Columbia started this ministry more than 10 years ago, however this is the first time they have shared their coat distribution, “Coats for Kindness,” on the Sea Islands. After connecting with Rural Mission, the United Methodist Church decided to bring their “Coats for Kindness” to the Lowcountry. The pastor of the church, Reverend James (Mike) Smith and the congregation has a history of ministry with Rural...

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Day of Caring Volunteers Lend a Hand to Rural Mission

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A 15-year tradition in the Lowcountry, Trident United Way’s Day of Caring brings together hundreds of nonprofit agencies such as Rural Mission with thousands of volunteers on one day dedicated to improving the tri-county community. This year, the Day of Caring connected Rural Mission with more than 20 volunteers from AMT Senior Aerospace, a department of Boeing. The team got right to work helping Rural Mission with cutting wood for local residents in need. They also helped clear Rural Mission’s yard and put new siding on the building — both of which were damaged during Hurricane...

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Citadel Cadets on Leadership Day

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Each year, the Citadel hosts Leadership Day, as a way to provide students with the opportunity to learn through service in the community, interact with diverse populations, train for ethical and skilled leadership and serve as a trained leader for service teams and/or prepare for service and leadership within their discipline. The Citadel cadets have been coming to Rural Mission for more than 4 years and jump right in helping with whatever projects we need help with. This year, our biggest project was clean-up after Hurricane Matthew. With countless branches, leaves and debris scattered...

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Damages to Rural Mission – help from Presbyterian Relief Assistance team from Sacramento, CA

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After Hurricane Matthew hit the Lowcountry, there was a lot of damage to Rural Mission. Water had gotten into the walls of our building, deeming it unusable until the damaged walls are replaced. Normally this would be a small issue, however, it’s the building where a lot of volunteers stay during their time working with Rural Mission. We are struggling to find alternative housing for these volunteers. There were also branches and debris covering the lawn, making it difficult to walk around. Thankfully, the Presbyterian Relief Assistance team from Sacramento, California was in town...

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