Posts by Communications

Ethel Brown

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Mrs. Brown called Rural Missions to see about a ramp for her husband before he got home from rehab for his surgery. When Anderson went inside to look at what she needed he found her floors sinking in her foyer, kitchen and a bedroom.   Faith Community Chapel built her a ramp in the beginning of June. Colonial Heights did the foyer and bedroom floors. First UMC from Madisonville TN came with the intentions of doing the kitchen floor, they painted the cabinets, replaced the floor, replaced the counter tops and sink, painted the framing of the windows, and stained the...

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Our Very Own Linda Gadson Was Featured on College of Charleston’s Alumni Site

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See below for the full article or visit the College of Charleston website: CofC alumna Linda Dingle Gadson ’72, originally from Hollywood, SC, is the Executive Director of Rural Mission, Inc., on Johns Island, South Carolina, where she has worked for 45 years. Rural Mission is a non-profit organization founded to care for migrant farm workers and needy families. Ms. Gadson’s son, Shaytee Gadson, who is also an alumnus of the College, wrote a book about her life called Hallelujah in Hollywood. During high school, Ms. Gadson she chose to attend St. Paul’s to take part in desegregating the...

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One Dollar At A Time

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Today is Giving Day! It’s the day when you are encouraged to donate to local nonprofits and charities for a full 24 hours. And while most years we have been a part of a larger organized fundraising campaign, this year, we’ve decided to do things a little bit differently.  For the full month of May, we’ve decided to focus on taking small steps toward our goal by hosting a $1 fundraising campaign. That’s right! We’ll be accepting any $1 donations — or larger amounts, of course — to go toward our ultimate goal of $10,000 that will help us purchase building materials for Sea Island...

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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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