Rebuild Upstate recently announced that it is holding a free business networking event specifically for business leaders at the Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St. in Greenville, on Oct. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
This free event is open to anyone who wants to participate. The organizers do ask that people sign up for the event in advance, which will help with planning because there is only limited space available.
The purpose of Rebuild Upstate is to assist low-income homeowners pay for their home repairs. The nonprofit organization gives them access to livable housing in safe areas where there are existing neighborhoods and homes.
These home repairs can be anything from floor replacements to roof installations to plumbing fixes. Accessibility improvements vary from railings and grab bars to building ramps for wheelchairs.
Usually, homeowners qualify for one out of three categories: seniors age 60 years old and above, low-income families who have children living in their homes, and people who have disabilities.
Rebuild Upstate uses a diverse funding model that includes foundations, individuals, small businesses, corporations, local churches, and others. With these funds, the organization is able to continue its work while partnering with local government agencies to guarantee that there is funding available for specific populations.