Helping Miss Emma
Miss Emma lives in Salters, which is about 20 miles Northwest of Mennonite Disaster Services's (MDS) project site in Andrews, South Carolina. She is a single women who has resided in a well-maintained mobile home for about 35 years. The October flooding damaged the metal that provided a roof over her home and caused some minor leakage. MDS determined that the metal roof was un-repairable and should be replaced with a framed shingle roof.
Through a grant made available to Mennonite Disaster Services from the One SC Fund, the project was funded for approximately $2,700. It was completed in two days by five MDS volunteers for a grateful home owner. For lunch on the second day, Miss Emma treated them to a meal of pork, ribs, rice. mac and cheese, fried chicken, green beans, and cake. She said she will never forget the worker's generosity.
Through the work of many people and organizations, progress is being made to rebuild our state.