Home Works has been named one of the Immediate Response Partner organizations by the Central Carolina Community Foundation (CCCF). This effort, a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC, has been created to bridge gaps in response efforts for disasters such as major storms.
The One SC Fund has issued grants for this effort, and the funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation. According to the CCCF website, these grants aim to “enhance the efforts already underway in several regions across South Carolina, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response.”
“We are so thankful for our friends and partners at the Central Carolina Community Foundation for trusting us and selecting us for this role,” said Home Works Executive Director Joe Huggins. “This is also a testament to our staff and more importantly our volunteers who have worked hard over the last five years to increase our home repair numbers, our range and our capabilities.”
Home Works serves vulnerable South Carolina homeowners year-round by providing free home repairs through volunteers. Addressing home health is a vital piece of the community well-being for South Carolina residents, especially elderly and low income neighbors.
“Home Works does not look forward to any other named storms in South Carolina, but this fund is just another step to show that our state is ready for it when it comes,” said Huggins. “It ensures those most vulnerable, our elderly and disabled homeowners, will not get missed or overlooked during recovery.”
Home Works is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to show God’s love through service to others by repairing the homes of elderly and disadvantaged homeowners, assisting youth in their development and empowering communities to care for their own members. Since 1996, more than 45,000 youth and adult volunteers have repaired more than 2,700 homes for elderly, disabled or veteran homeowners who qualify based on income/ownership guidelines.
Home Works creates a context in which youth are mentored in life skills while connecting with poverty-stricken homeowners in a context of transformation. For more information on how to volunteer or to apply for home repair assistance, please visit www.homeworksofamerica.org or contact the Home Works office at (803)781-4536.