The congregation of St. Andrew provides cash grants and donations to global, national, regional, and local non-profit organizations. Over a period of several years, St. Andrew provided $35,000 to Habitat to Humanity toward the construction of a home at the development called The Glen off Marshland Road. It was dedicated in 2017.
Two organizations in the local area that provide vital support to individuals and families facing hard times or recovery from disasters like house fires are Deep Well Project on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Self Help. Their services are provided efficiently and effectively through a process of client interviews, counseling, and coordination of benefits with other agencies. All of this is done mostly by volunteers, with compassion and the dignity of the client in mind. Checks of over $3,500 each were presented to Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help, respectively, to the Executive Directors, Betsy Doughtie and Lili Coleman. Volunteers Pamela Denlinger as well as Sue and Ken Kroupa assisted Mission Committee Chairman Toney Mathews with the presentations.
The grants were unrestricted and to be used in the areas of greatest need as determined by the agencies. Each year St. Andrew supports the missions of Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help through sponsorship of the Community Thanksgiving Meal in conjunction with Hudson’s Restaurant and through the offerings at the Christmas Eve services.