Helping Columbia

In October of 2015, Hurricane Joaquin stalled over South Carolina, causing historic rainfall and resulting in widespread and devastating flooding across 36 of South Carolina’s 46 counties.

SBP’S RESPONSE

SBP’s South Carolina operation, based out of Columbia, rebuilds homes for residents in the city of Columbia, Richland and Lexington County, and parts of eastern South Carolina. SBP has rebuilt over 250 homes, assisting hundreds of families through the support of partners and funders, including the United Way of the Midlands, The One SC Fund, and Micahel J. Mungo Foundation. SBP is also proud to contribute to the local Midlands Flood Recovery Group supporting fellow rebuilders (Home Works of America, Habitat for Humanity, and UMCOR).

Since the “1,000 Year Flood,” SBP has partnered with the state government in South Carolina to ensure that Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) are best equipped and supported with SBP's resources and best practices to ensure long-term residential recovery.

SBP works closely with government officials at the local, state and federal levels to advise and sustain the long-term recovery of South Carolina.

Additionally, SBP SC provides trainings to local nonprofits, organizations, and community members on trauma-informed case management, the utilization of the Toyota Production System efficiency model, and cost-effective mold remediation techniques, thereby raising the efficacy of the recovery statewide.