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News January 25, 2017 posted by

Sellers blitz: ‘I thank God for y’all’

For Allen James, the scores of people who descended upon his town armed with hammers, crowbars and chainsaws were “like the star over Bethlehem.” “It was just a total faith lift, a joy to know that someone thought enough to come and help us,” said James, whose Sellers home was devastated both from October’s Hurricane Matthew and the October 2015 flood. The tiny town of Sellers, already a poverty-stricken area before the hurricane, was badly impacted after two storm-swamped rivers overflowed and flooded the region. But after a Jan. 13-14 hurricane blitz organized by the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, many of those homeowners are on the road to recovery. By Jessica Brodie.

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Sellers blitz: ‘I thank God for y’all’
News December 16, 2016 posted by

Love in action: Hurricane work blitz helps 18 homes in Nichols area

Everything Kristen Wheeler and her husband, Blake, have accumulated in seven years is gone. “It’s only overwhelming when I think about it,” Wheeler told the Advocate, her eyes welling up with tears as she stood outside her hurricane-ravaged home. But thanks to the efforts of 236 United Methodist volunteers from across South Carolina, the Wheelers and other families in the Nichols/Mullins area have new hope and a strong feeling of Christian love and support. The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church held a work blitz in Nichols/Mullins Dec. 2-3, doing tear-out and mold remediation for 18 flooded homes in preparation for the next step: long-term recovery and rebuild. Jessica Brodie has the story.

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Love in action: Hurricane work blitz helps 18 homes in Nichols area
News October 10, 2016 posted by

South Carolina gets help after the hurricane

Two days after Hurricane Matthew pummeled South Carolina, United Methodist disaster leaders are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Their first order of business: assessment and early response. The disaster hotline is now live as the UMCSC sends ERTs, cleaning buckets, health kits and Christian love to people in need. By Jessica Brodie.

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South Carolina gets help after the hurricane

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