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

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Rural Mission News | Comments Off on Damages to Rural Mission – help from Presbyterian Relief Assistance team from Sacramento, CA

After Hurricane Matthew hit the Lowcountry, there was a lot of damage to Rural Mission.

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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.

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Thankfully, the Presbyterian Relief Assistance team from Sacramento, California was in town working on another project and decided to graciously donate their time to help Rural Mission.

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“Reverend Alonzo Washington Jr., a retired Presbyterian pastor who is originally from Edisto Island and currently lives in Sumter, directed the group to Rural Mission,” said Linda Gadson, president of Rural Mission. “He has served churches in the Sea Islands and has been very supportive of Rural Mission in the past. He knew that we needed — and still need — help.”

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The team helped clear branches and debris off the lawn, and prepped the water-damaged walls of the Rural Mission building for new siding. They even helped with the flooring of Rural Mission’s new chapel.

Rural Mission is extremely grateful for the time the Presbyterian Relief Assistance team donated to help repair some of the damage Hurricane Matthew caused!