The Sustainability InstituteThe Sustainability Institute

ENERGY UPGRADES THAT LITERALLY SAVE HOMES
FOR FAMILIES LIVING ON FIXED INCOMES

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LIFE-CHANGING TRAINING & SERVICE
FOR AT-RISK, YOUNG ADULTS

HEROES OF HOPE

JOIN OUR BOLD CAMPAIGN TO RAISE
$200,000 FROM OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

HOW OUR CAMPAIGN WORKS:

  • Make a contribution of any amount right now, right here!
  • Consider what you can do to DOUBLE that amount, and record that amount as an additional pledge by sending it to us in a message at the bottom of this page.
  • Use our Tools & Resources below to reach your friends, company, faith-based organization, etc. and ask them to contribute to your cause to help you fulfill your pledge – ask them to become a hero for us – just like you!
  • Join the list of company HEROES that are sponsoring us and/ or matching employee contributions.
  • It’s not just your dollars that will make us succeed and reach our goal; it’s your effort to inspire others to fall in love with our cause!

FUNDS WILL BE USED TO:

  • Fully weatherize and upgrade 15 homes for families in need / saving them THOUSANDS on utility bills
  • Support training for 10 at-risk Corps Members / providing life-changing interventions & career opportunities
  • Produce an innovative program collaboration with Home Works of America that is designed to save our vulnerable neighborhoods from extinction

$62,930 of $200,000 raised

Critical campaign milestone goals:
* July 31:  $60,000
* August 31:  $65,000 (total $125,000)
* September 30:  $50,000 (total $175,000)
* October 31:  $25,000 (total $200,000)

Bryan Cordell, Executive Director, on how you can help:

Tools & Resources You Can Use to Support Our Campaign

WHY INVEST IN US?

Housing Affordability

We save struggling families thousands of dollars each year by upgrading & weatherizing homes with energy efficiency

Environment

We cut energy consumption in homes and buildings which reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Jobs

Through service-learning, we change lives by training and certifying at-risk young adults with specialized skills for advanced career opportunities

232

Low-Income Homes
Saved & Upgraded
with Energy Efficiency

120

At-Risk Corps Members Served

90

Percent Job
Placement Rate

2

National Corps Members of the Year Awarded
(out of more than 32,000 serving nationally)

WATCH OUR WORK

HERO

Company Sponsors

Pathfinder Foundation
The Corps Network
Sisters of Charity Foundation
Berkeley Electric Trust
Good Samaritan Mission Services, Inc.
Daniel Island Community Foundation

Birch’s Heating & Air, Inc.
Bibleway Baptist Church
Twelve Steps Ministries
M, D & P Enterprises LLC
New Covenant Church of God
Charity Missionary Baptist Church
E H Builders LLC
South State Bank

HERO

Individual Contributors

Myrtice Brown
Beverly Gadson-Birch & Cyrus Birch, Jr.
Rev. Joseph Singleton
Rev. Donald Hall
Ethel Greene
Ruth Jordan
Tonya Ancrum
Michael Breedlove
Rev. Rossilind Daniels (in memory of Ladine Daniels, Jr.)
Deacon Nathaniel Jones
Dr. M. Helen Frazier
George Buell
Kristine Robinson

Kedrick Wright
Emmett Nelson, Jr.
Lovie Simmons Howell & William Simmons
Toni Flowers
Julie Hucks
Rev. Alfred Heyward
Lorraine Walker
Viette Aikens
John Elamin
Herbert Brown
Marie Curtis
Andrena Brown
Shannon Johnson

WHAT OUR PARTNERS

ARE SAYING ABOUT US

We are impressed with the work the Sustainability Institute is doing, both to help members of our community as well as to improve the lives of the young people directly involved with the organization. Their mission to help South Carolinians conserve energy and reduce our environmental footprint, is aligned with our purpose to help all people use our world’s precious resources more efficiently. We hope to continue to work with them and other organizations with the goal to help people become more energy efficient.

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