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Local Projects

Camp Kinard

We are collecting monetary donations for Camp Kinard. They need room supplies, such as mattress covers, pillow cases, etc., maintenance supplies, and tools. They have also started a Chapel fund to build a new Chapel. The Chapel/Multi-Use Meeting Space will have seating for 180 people, and a 287 sq ft. kitchen. Fully accessible for all guests. 495 sq. ft. Lobby/Break-out and a space with scenic lake views with a wrap-around porch. Estimated cost: $1,800,000.

Make your check payable to SCWELCA. Also note on the check, “Camp Kinard”. Mail to: SCWELCA, c/o Virginia Herlong, Treasurer, 813 Silverpoint Rd., Chapin SC 29036. 

Newberry College Nursing Scholarship

In 2021, the South Carolina Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have established an endowed scholarship for nursing students at Newberry College.  After our recent pandemic, we have seen the toll and devastation that occurred within our nation and the world. This fund is just a small but mighty step in assisting in the development of nurses who will provide healing and wholeness to the church, society and the world.

SCWELCA pledged to raise $10,00 by their 2022 convention to start the endowed award. On July 12, 2022, organization leaders presented Newberry College with a check for $24,785, more than doubling their initial goal! Word had gone out to congregational members, friends, and neighbors to share the dream. The response was overwhelming.

It is our hope is that this scholarship will help with the shortage of qualified nurses in South Carolina and across the country. The Palmetto State has the fourth largest shortage in the nation, with more than 10,000 nursing vacancies expected by 2030, according to the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis.

All future donations to the SC WELCA Nursing Scholarship should be mailed directly to Newberry College, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108. Please note in the memo: SC WELCA Nursing Scholarship.

More information coming soon.

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