Since Kenny was released in March 2018 on parole he has been a tremendous asset to FSV. He has freely used his gifts as a talented carpenter and helped us renovate two of our homes which opened up 7 more beds for men coming back to Charleston! Kenny is now helping rebuild a home for one of our local Ministry Partners Trinity World wide outreach.
Terry Brown (left) and Robert Benedict (right)
Robert was released in Oct 2017 after 15 years inside SCDC. Since his release he has been a true servant and helped some of our men/volunteers totally gut 1933-3 Clement Ave home to the bare studs, then started replacing all the windows, insulation, plumbing, doors, etc. He even started his first job with one of our local restaurant employers Sesame at night and would still be up in the morning working on the home with one of our dedicated volunteers Guerry Tamsberg. He asked if we would be willing to help his SCDC roommate Terry Brown who made parole just before Easter and had no place to go after serving 30 + years. Terry is out now living at FSV, as Robert’s roommate again — continuing their life long friendship.
Otis is 69 years old and was granted parole after 22 years in 2017. Unfortunately, he had no place to come home to back in Charleston SC and sent a letter to FSV asking for help and stated he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer and had to undergo surgery before leaving SCDC. FSV took a step of faith with him and said yes! He was released to FSV in May 2018. His heart has been that of a servant but also as a warrior that will not allow cancer to beat him. God continues to open doors for him with MUSC to help him to fully recover from his bout with cancer.