Rebuild Upstate has created a volunteer Veterans Support Team as the agency celebrates a milestone in completing repairs for more than 100 Upstate South Carolina veterans.
Rebuild Upstate serves low-income homeowners with repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee counties. Nearly 10% of homes repaired by the organization throughout its history are owned by a veteran. Additionally, 163 spouses of veterans have benefitted from repairs, totaling more than 250 members of veteran families.
The Rebuild Upstate Volunteer Veteran Support Team is a new team that works to identify veterans in need of home repairs throughout the Rebuild Upstate service area.
With 8.5% of Upstate veterans living in poverty, there is more work to be done. Rebuild Upstate looks forward to pursuing future partnerships to provide critical home repairs for veterans and their families throughout the Upstate. Rebuild Upstate has provided more than 250 repair projects to Upstate veterans. There is work to be done as nearly 200 veterans are currently on the waiting list to receive home repairs.
“Veterans are such an important part of our community,” said Chris Manley, President/CEO of Rebuild Upstate. “They have given so much of themselves to our country and our community, and it is an honor for our team to serve them and their loved ones.”
About Rebuild Upstate
Rebuild Upstate serves low-income homeowners with repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties. Its team envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to live a life of dignity in a safe home environment in order to maintain and foster strong, sustainable communities. Learn more at www.rebuildupstate.org.