Three years ago, the local school identified a family that could really benefit from what Koinonia had to offer. Now, having gained the mother’s trust, she is one of most engaged parents in Koinonia’s program.
In the midst of the tumult and uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus, Carolina Immigrant Alliance has attempted to give its clients a sense of stability and understanding as they try to navigate the immigration system.
Here are three examples of specific ways that Palmetto Works has helped three families during recent months. These families struggle during ‘normal’ times and the Covid pandemic has made their lives even harder.
Metanoia’s home repair program helped Mr. Hollins, a retired Charleston firefighter who lives in the community, fix a leaky roof and thereby remain in his house.
CBFSC bought bicycles for children in Allendale and Denmark for Christmas 2020.
Metanoia, our mission partner in North Charleston, has been working for several years to transform an old community school building into a holistic community center. And despite fire, Covid, and tenant issues the project is moving forward in 2021, displaying grit in pursuit of the goal.
Covid has limited our ability to do hands-on mission work. One thing we can do is pack flood buckets in our local churches and send them to areas of the Gulf Coast most impacted by this season’s hurricanes to help them clean up.
Carolina Immigrant Alliance works with people from around the world. So it seems fitting that its upcoming virtual fundraiser is called “Around the world in 5K. You can walk/run in this event wherever you are and however many times you would like over a two-week period.
Koinonia of Columbia had long wanted to buy Godly Play materials to supplement its program for children. A CBFSC missions grant has now made that possible.
A privilege walk and panel discussion highlighted a recent event in Denmark in Bamberg County held by Denmark Cares. CBFSC Coordinator Jay Kieve was on the panel.