Volunteers unite to repair Lee County | Aiken Standard | Aiken, SC: "'It's God's work,' Garrison said. 'It's important to help people who are not as blessed as I am.'
Every year since 2003, teenagers and adult volunteers have come to Bishopville as part of the Salkehatchie Summer Service, a housing rehabilitation program coordinated by the United Methodist Church in South Carolina.
Carrie Gass, a member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church and one of the local volunteer liaisons and organizers, said the 2010 group was able to make major renovations to nine homes in Lee County.
More than 90 volunteers from across the state spent one week in Lee County.
Major renovations were accomplished for each home, including roof, wall and floor repairs. About $2,000 was spent for each"