Wesleyans in the Carolinas are stepping up to help those recently plagued by flood waters in South Carolina, known as the “1,000 year event.”
“The record setting rains have brought devastation to the midlands area, which includes Columbia and south to the Low Country along the coast,” said Rev. Buddy Rampey, South Carolina district superintendent.
Fortunately, only one church in the South Carolina District was affected. The newhope Church Columbia campus saw minor flooding. Although newhope experienced its own flooding, the church’s doors have been open, assisting fellow South Carolinians in need. newhope has served as the staging area for deliveries last week and planned deliveries this week. Deliveries have included bottled water, food, and baby items.
The Providence Wesleyan Church in Summerville has been assisting flood victims in its area. Faculty, staff, and students at Southern Wesleyan University in Central have also collected items donated for flood victims.
“The same spirit of healing and grace that followed the shootings in Charleston last summer has continued to be evident in the recovery efforts from the rains in this ‘1,000 year event,'” said Rev. Rampey. “Many agencies, including faith-based ministries, have come together to minister to those in need.”