Hope Runs Here 5K
Hope Remains Ranch is hosting it's second 5K run/walk for all ages. The event will be held at 1771 John Dodd Road, Wellford, SC 29385. All proceeds will benefit the daily operations of providing hope and healing to children, families and adults of all ages using professional counseling, mentoring and equine therapy.
Roof for Troops
Tri-County Roofing is a proud supporter of our military men and women. We are raising money to provide a new roof for one of our amazing veterans. We have partnered with Charleston's news station WSC 94.3 to help make this happen. Please make a donation today and help us make a difference in the life of someone that has proudly served their country. You can nominate a candidate by visiting facebook.com/tricountyroofing.
Your support is so critical to our mission to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, demand, intervention and restoration. So far, 2018 has been off to a busy start! We recently had 35 new volunteers complete an intense six-week training class. These volunteers will now join our 60+ existing volunteers working to end human trafficking in the Upstate. Our volunteers are often the hands and feet of Switch in the community, and we are so thankful for them. Every week we are speaking at events to raise awareness about human trafficking. These events are a key component of our prevention work as well, because they allow us to dispel misconceptions about human trafficking in our area. When our community can identify the signs of trafficking, they are more likely to recognize at-risk individuals in their own lives. Just last month, we worked with the family of a young girl who was coerced by an older man on Facebook. She eventually ran away with him and was found here in South Carolina. We are so grateful to have local law enforcement that has been trained to recognize situations that may be connected to human trafficking. We value our relationship with law enforcement, and we don’t take it lightly that we are the only local agency they call when they encounter trafficking victims. In a single week last month, we were contacted by law enforcement about three women who were being trafficked in the Upstate. We met with two of them and talked to them about opportunities for restoration. We are up to 39 participants in our programs for trafficking survivors. Every day, we see these women take steps towards healing and we consider it a privilege to come along side them in this journey. We love these stories, because they are indicators that what we are doing is working. We are accomplishing our mission. We are raising awareness and preventing trafficking in our community, we are addressing the demand through men’s groups, we are leading intervention efforts, and we are facilitating the restoration process for survivors. One of our main goals for 2018 is to increase the number of participants in our programs by 50%. We estimate that we will speak at 80 awareness events this year and double our intervention work. With the right resources, we know this is possible. But, we can’t do it alone. We need our volunteers, those who will commit to pray for us, and people who can help to fund this work. Our goal with this letter is to raise an additional $50,000 by June 1st. These funds will allow us to hire an additional Care Coordinator to work with survivors, begin local jail outreach, and continue to fund restorative care for our program participants. Each of us has an important role in this fight. Will you prayerfully consider how you can help us? You can donate a variety of ways including online at www.swithcsc.org/donate or send your donation to SWITCH at PO Box 5394, Greenville, SC 29606. If you would like to meet with someone from our Board to learn more about how you can partner with Switch financially, please contact Zaina or Curtis. Thank you for your support in saving lives and bringing hope to our participants. May God bless you. In Christ, Zaina Greene Curtis Harper Executive Director Board Chairperson email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas for Kids
The Christmas for Kids Program gives qualified parents in the Spartanburg County District Two area the opportunity to choose gifts for their children. Gifts are supplied by churches, schools, businesses and individuals. Shopping begins on December 7th and ends on December 17th.
Catalyst of Change in Tanzania: Empowerment & Hope
Catalyst Gold: bringing hope to impoverished workers in Tanzania through business & training
Helping Families in a Pickle Luncheon
The proceeds from this fundraiser allows Tricounty to continue providing services and programs to our clients at no cost to them. We provide food, clothing, medical care, counseling, job placement, shelter, financial assistance and vital services to the impoverished. We offer a safe, compassionate, and inviting place for all people in need. We offer a hand up rather than a hand out, bringing clients from a state of crisis to stability to self-sustaining members of the community.
Help us move
As we approach our move to our new office we are hoping to make it a safe place for our participants to come and feel welcome and comfortable. Would you consider joining in by making a pledge to help us with our move? We are so excited that this office will help us facilitate counseling sessions in our office, provide a safe place for participant intakes and much more.
The Matipan Project
We know that God has made this dream possible for us. God is faithful. We have been praying for a house that we call our home. During our 50 days of Prayer 2014, we went before the Lord with this petition. We asked my sister if she knew what the family was doing with the house that belonged to her ex-mother-in-law who had passed away some years ago. My sister found out that the family was not doing anything with the house. She proceeded to tell them our story. The family said they really did not know why they were holding onto the house. God knew though, so we kept on praying. Then one day we met siblings who told us that they all were in agreement to give us the house knowing that their parents would approve. Their parent's raised them to be caring and sharing people. Not knowing the true condition of the house, we thought that we could move in and just have the kitchen area repaired. We have been living with family and friends for the past 4 1/2 years with no place to truly call our own. Now God has blessed us with this house. Presently, we are living off of my husband, Gerald's Social Security check and my part-time job which does not cover all of our expenses. We don't have the funds necessary to make the house handicap accessible for him nor for any of the repairs that are so desperately needed to be done in order for this house to be livable. With the remodeling on this house, we hope to have a better quality of life than we have been living for the past couple of years. This will bring our family back together under one roof. Our desire is to make this house a home for many years to come; a place where new memories can be made and shared for the rest of our lives. We are praying that this home will be a beacon of light in our neighborhood so that people will know that our home is where the Lord Jesus dwells. During this whole process, we have been and will continue to give God all the glory, for it is He who has put such a wonderful project together. We are truly grateful for all of your help.