Ready to Serve –

The Blythewood Salkehatchie work teams met on Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring’s front porch Sunday afternoon to prepare for a scavenger hunt throughout the town (led by co-director Jeremy Grainger, standing) before starting their volunteer camp work on Monday to rennovate and repair several homes in the Blythewood/Ridgeway area. This year’s camp has about 80 workers who are being housed at Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood. A number of organizations will prepare and donate meals during the week for the teams. Salkehatchie Summer Service is a pioneering servant ministry held at selected sites in South Carolina involving high school and college age youth, adult community leaders and persons of different cultures in upgrading housing, motivating community cooperative efforts by helping persons to help themselves, and providing all participants with opportunities for personal growth and service.