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Sep 29 2010

Local businesses show they care: Blackbaud, Second Presbyterian Church volunteer at Rural Mission for Day of Caring

Volunteers from Blackbaud help Rural Mission build a porch.

Volunteers from Blackbaud help Rural Mission build a porch.

By Chris Brooks

September 14 was a special day for two needy families and two dedicated volunteer teams who came to help Rural Mission during the Trident United Way Day of Caring. Special thanks go to the Blackbaud Company of Daniel Island, and Second Presbyterian Church for their hard work. Both partners also provided the funds to pay for the needed building materials and supplies, as well as a little extra to go toward other needs to complete this work.

Special thanks also go to our sponsors, Newton Farms of Freshfields Village and Billy Dees Restaurant on Johns Island for donating wonderful lunches for both teams, and Southern Lumber and Millwork, who helped with the materials costs. Mr. John Pohle, owner of Compass Rose Design Builders of Mount Pleasant, provided excellent guidance and direction to one of the teams to assure a great day for all.

These two teams worked hard to help the Rural Mission provide decent homes for two very low income families. The Blackbaud group worked to help construct a new home for Mrs. Sadie Gethers on Johns Island, while Second Presbyterian Church began badly needed repairs and improvements on the home of Mrs. Bessie Mack on Wadmalaw Island.

For more information about Rural Mission and how you can help, call768-1720, email or visit

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