At the beginning of March, a team from Greystone drove about 3 hours to Kingstree, South Carolina. The group worked on a mobile home flooded during the storm of October 2015. When the flood waters receded, the owner, who is in a wheelchair, was left homeless. Everything was lost. To become a home again, volunteers had to remove everything, including sheet rock and insulation just above the water line. Once the mobile home was dry and sprayed for mold, reconstruction began.
In 3 days our 5 man team laid sub-flooring in all the rooms (over 3,000 nails – we are grateful for nail guns), painted 5 rooms, repaired wall corners and doors, and put together two toilets for the bathrooms. Our Greystone team came away tired but looking to do more.
Our church is partnering with United Methodist Disaster Relief who is coordinating work in this particularly hard hit area of South Carolina. We were glad to make friends with members from Lake City First Baptist Church who generously provided excellent housing for our stay.
Materials for this project were purchased with money given through Greystone’s Christmas Eve offering which the church has designated for SC Flood Relief. The Local Partner Missions Fund of the church provided money for our food and travel. This is the first of several mission trips we have planned for the Kingstree area. Look for future dates and come be part of this worthwhile ministry.