Mennonite Disaster Service Organization Serves with OneSC Flood Fund

A New Roof Means New Life in Georgetown County

Last week, we released some numbers on how OneSC Flood Relief Fund of Central Carolina Community Foundation (now accepting grant proposals for its third cycle of funding) has impacted flood relief efforts throughout South Carolina more information. Quick recap on the previous funding cycle, which released $500,000 in funding:

$74,450 was granted to mold remediation projects

$61,300 was granted to cover costs of home furnishings

$364,250 was granted to rebuilding projects and material

In this cycle, funded organizations provided skilled volunteer labor and an additional $4,284,000 in their own funding support for projects. One of these groups is the Mennonite Disaster Service Organization, which is doing incredible work in Georgetown County.

Miss Emma, a resident of Andrews, SC owns one of the anticipated 244 homes which have received or are in the process of receiving repairs/ rebuilding assistance with funds from this cycle of grants. As a single woman who has resided in a well-maintained mobile home for the past 35 years, Miss Emma had been living with the leakage from her metal roof since historic rainfall and flooding of October of 2015 until MDS came to town.

After arriving at the scene and deeming the roof unrepairable, MDS decided they would replace the damaged metal with a framed shingle roof. Through a grant made available to Mennonite Disaster Service from the One SC Fund, they were able to fund the project for approximately $2,700. The project was completed in two days by five MDS volunteers for this grateful home owner.

Since October of 2015, OneSC Flood Relief Fund has granted $1 million to organizations helping to repair and rebuild homes across the state. To learn more about OneSC Flood Fund and how your nonprofit can apply for funding, please visit www.onescfund.org. All proposals should be completed by Friday, April 1st, 2016.

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