Rural Mission News

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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Rural Mission Prayer Chapel Expanded with Help from Youth Group

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The Lord is good! Our little prayer chapel is being expanded with help from a youth group from Covenant Church in Greenville, NC, led by Youth Pastor Rev. Bob Wynn. We look at this as a project from heaven. The building was a storage shed for over 30...

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Bethel UMC Shares Their Love for Rural Mission

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Earlier this summer, the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Women was at Rural Mission doing some service work. We welcomed Bethel UMC today as they gave their love to Rural Mission.  Thank you Will and Joyce Felts; Ellen and Tommy Davis; Ann Rustin; Mary Frances Lundy and Ken Bolin.  Here are some pictures from their labor of love. ...

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Seafood Jamboree at Rural Mission

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Volunteers from Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, an independent coeducational college preparatory school in Columbia, South Carolina, joined us in May. They have been coming to Rural Mission prior to their graduation for more than 25 years and have always done such a great job for us! We also had a group of adults from First UMC, Morristown, TN. They have also done a magnificent job with the projects they have worked on for us. These two groups enjoyed a Seafood Jamboree at Rural Mission on their last evening here. Pictures of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, Columbia, SC and First UMC,...

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