IIABSC has contributed to three separate tornado disaster relief efforts across the state this month. So far $1,000 each has been given inNixville, Seneca and Walterboro.
NixvillE Baptist Church (Hampton County)
The Nixville Baptist Church in Nixville organized teams to cut up and remove downed trees, gather and washing laundry, and furnishing food and water. They also distributed gift cards to families hardest hit.
IIABSC Chairman of the Board Jay Taylor of Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort presents a disaster relief fund check to Wendy Jarrell of Nixville Baptist chuch. Not pictured: Lee Ellis of Ellis Realty & Insurance Agency in Hampton.
Beaver Dam Baptist Association (Oconee County)
There are local Baptist Association chapters in every county. The Beaver Dam Baptist Association in Seneca organized seven teams running chain saws and clearing yards. They operated two “laundry teams” and five trucks going out into the community furnishing water and Gatorade as needed. They also distributed $50 and $100 gift cards as needed from Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Walgreens, Ingles, etc., totaling around $10,000 to families with nothing left.
Past President Bobby McLellan of Byrd-McLellan in Seneca presents a disaster relief fund check to David Shirley, Director of Beaver Dam Baptist Association.
Walterboro Rotary Club (Colleton County)
The Walterboro Rotary Club started a disaster relief fund to assist those whose homes and businesses were most adversely affected by the tornadoes in that portion of Colleton County. The Walterboro Rotary Club extends its sincere gratitude to IIABSC for its kind and generous donation.
Agency member Bill Steadman of The Steadman Agency in Walterboro presents an IIABSC disaster relief check to Jeff Molinari, Walterboro City Manager, for the Walterboro Rotary Club disaster relief efforts.