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As South Carolina United Methodists continue their long-term effort to rebuild and repair homes and churches damaged after the October floods, Christian brothers and sisters outside the state are pitching in with hammer, nail—and checkbook.

Nearly half of what the South Carolina Conference has received in flood funds has come from sources outside this state, the treasurer’s office reports, showing many that in times of need, the full Methodist family can truly be counted on for help. As of the end of November, of the $310,124 donated to South Carolina for flood relief, $163,547 came from within the state and $146,577 from beyond—as far away as California.

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