A CALL TO LIFE – OUT OF DISTRESS AND LOSS

ALCOLU, S.C. - The Have Faith Community Development Corporation (HFCDC) is building on 500 acres of long neglected woodlands and formerly substandard mobile home parks here, in one of the most “distressed” counties in this country, according to data issued by the South Carolina Employment Security Commission (ESC).

A Distressed County is defined by ESC, as one with a combination of the highest unemployment rate and lowest per capita income.  Clarendon County, where the Alcolu Revitalization District (ARD) is located, has an unemployment rate, as of the spring of 2009, of 16.9 percent, according to ESC.
However, Bishop Dwayne Johnson, CEO of HFCDC, is on what he described as a “divinely inspired mission” to revitalize this old mill town, the lives of those he found here, and the many who followed him and his family from Bellport, New York, to launch his ministry here over 15 years ago.
Interestingly, this unincorporated village, located just off of Interstate 95 and S.C. Highway 521, was the saw mill center and economic hub of this county since the 1800s.  The most recent company to operate a mill here was Georgia Pacific.  It employed over 1,000 people.  The company closed and relocated the jobs to Johnsonville, SC. in 1998.  The lost of 1,000 jobs left the village destitute.  Relative prosperity was replaced by extreme poverty and an expansion of substandard mobile home parks, drug dealing and prostitution in this area.  Eventually, however, Bishop Johnson’s HFCDC stepped in to purchase approximately 500 acres of the area and established the ARD.

HFCDC has invested over three million dollars into ARD to serve single mothers, struggling families, and children in New York’s foster care system, Bishop Johnson has brought to the program here.  Planners are now calling on others to make contributions, roll-up their sleeves and get involved in a worthy project that will reward the new visionaries financially and spiritually.

DONATION LEVELS:

Individual Donor Giving Levels

Benefactor $25,000 and above
Leadership Circle $10,000 to $24,999
Pacesetter $5,000 to $9,999
Patron $2,500 to $4,999
President's Circle $1,000 to $2,499
Gold Founder $500 to $999
Silver Founder $250 to $499
Bronze Founder $150 to $249
Founder $100 to $149
Associate $50 to $99
Contributor $25 to $49

Organizational Sponsor Giving Levels

Leadership Circle $50,000 and above
Founder $10,000 to $49,999
Leading Sponsor $5,000 to $9,999
Patron Sponsor $2,500 to $4,999
Sustaining Sponsor $1,000 to $2,499
Associate Sponsor $500 to $999
Supporting Sponsor $250 to $499
Contributing Sponsor $100 to $249
Organizational Contributor Up to $99

Corporate Sponsor Giving Levels

Leadership Circle $50,000 and above
Founder $10,000 to $49,999
Leading Sponsor $5,000 to $9,999
Patron Sponsor $2,500 to $4,999
Sustaining Sponsor $1,000 to $2,499
Associate Sponsor $500 to $999
Corporate Sponsor Up to $499
Amount to donate: USD  
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