The Countybank Foundation recently made a major donation of volunteer time and funds to Rebuild Upstate.
Countybank and Greenwood Capital employees did a blitz repair of three houses in Anderson, Greenville, and Greer on the weekend of October 5, 2019, that accounted for a $7,500 donation and 248 hours of service.
“Putting people first is at the heart of Countybank’s mission, which aligns with Rebuild Upstate’s efforts to support our neighbors in need by repairing and improving homes,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Countybank. “Through our partnership, financial support, and hands-on volunteer work with Rebuild, we are playing a part in making the Upstate a better place to live.”
Rebuild Upstate receives public and private funds to support home repairs across Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties. Through its work, the organization hopes to raise awareness of the need for more affordable housing in Upstate communities.
Through the first half of 2019, Rebuild Upstate worked on 103 homes that resulted in 285 total projects and using 827 volunteers. To put those numbers in perspective, Rebuild Upstate worked on 172 homes, with 499 total projects and 1,488 volunteers in 2018. It was 160, 477 and 1,489 in 2017.
“We are incredibly thankful for companies like Countybank and Greenwood Capital who are investing in making lives better throughout our community,” said Chris Manley, Rebuild Upstate’s President/CEO and Founder. “The donations of their time, energy, and funds changed the lives of three families this week.”
About Rebuild Upstate
Rebuild Upstate is a nonprofit organization serving the Upstate of South Carolina. The nonprofit strengthens the communities by providing volunteers and materials to create a safe, healthy, sustainable home environment for disabled, low-income and elderly homeowners. The organization exclusively focuses on repairs and improving existing homes. The nonprofit is also the reigning Greenville County Chamber of Commerce Max Heller award recipient. Learn more at www.rebuildupstate.org.
Founded in 1933, Countybank is a community-oriented financial services provider with locations across Upstate South Carolina in the Greenwood, Greenville, Greer, and Anderson communities. The combination of trusted, professional financial management experience with a community-first approach has made Countybank the premier community bank in Upstate South Carolina. In addition to a full array of traditional deposit and loan products, which include worldwide access via mobile and online banking, Countybank also provides products and services through Countybanc Insurance Services, Inc., Countybanc Investment Services, Inc., Countybank Mortgage, Countybank Trust Services, and its affiliate, Greenwood Capital. Connect with Countybank on Facebook and LinkedIn @CountybankSC.