On Tuesday 8/16, Lucy Woodhouse, Executive Director of the Black River United Way and fellow Rotarian spoke to the club. While all were familiar with the flood event in October 2015 that caused widespread damage throughout the State of South Carolina, she stated that many didn’t realize that hundreds of homeowners are still living in their damaged homes in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties. This is where the Eight Days of Hope organization comes into help rebuild these flood damaged homes.
Juliene Price, Spokeswoman for Eight Days of Hope explained that beginning October 8, over 3,000 volunteers from around the country will arrive to help hundreds of homeowners rebuild their homes at no cost them. We are asked to help find warehousing and meeting places for them in the Andrews area.
Eight Days of Hope’s goal is simple: use the gifts with which God has blessed us to aid those who in need of hope! Eight Days of Hope will work with the local community to help rebuild homes and bring hope to the many who are feeling hopeless.
Pictured from Left to right, Lucy Woodhouse, Juliene Price