ECBR Gives Back

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Jan 072020

Lowcountry Food Bank Service Project

Flags for Heroes

Walk for Water Charleston

Mount Pleasant Happy Feet

Toys for Tots Bike Drive

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity

Speakeasy: Prohibition for a Cause

East Cooper Meals on Wheels

East Cooper Community Outreach

Charleston Area Rotary Charity Duck Race

Saint James Santee Elementary Middle School Beautification Project

Westover Community Garden

Apr 112018

On April 21st from 8:30am to 12:30pm, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity is excited to have our Rotary Club volunteers joining them on a variety of projects for a couple of their home builds. We will be meeting them at 409 Sablewood Drive, Huger, SC 29450 at 8:30am. This service project calls for fifteen volunteers, if you are available and would like to participate, email Luiz Yamashita at

Apr 102017

A huge thank you to those that came out Saturday morning to work in the beautiful country for East Cooper Habitat for Humanity. The guys worked on trim and roof of a house, while the ladies painted an existing home down the street. Thank you, Dimi Matouchev, for organizing these service projects throughout the year.  It’s not easy to get the volunteers out on a weekend, and we appreciate your passion for this ongoing project.

Mar 282017

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Service Project is set for Saturday, April 8th, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in Awendaw.  Contact Dimi Matouchev if you would like to volunteer.

Beautiful Weather, Giving Hearts Brought Rotarians Out for Habitat Service

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Nov 222016

The East Cooper Breakfast Rotary members put their amazing painting talents to work on November 19th as they gathered to help Habitat for Humanity. It took everybody’s hard work to put the first coat on the outside walls. The Rotarians were rewarded with a beautiful day and the feeling of accomplishment as they helped a family get their first home.

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Nov 082016

We need your help!

On November 19th the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will partner with the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity to help Lavinia, her daughter Robin, and her two grandkids build their first home.
We will need 15 volunteers to help with the projects on this third home in the Theodore road community. Our team was one of the first to work on this project over a year ago when we first installed the stilt fence around the whole property. Now due in part to our handy work over six separate workdays, two families have a house they can be proud to call home.
Don’t miss your opportunity to help a family in need. The build on this house started in the summer so we will have plenty of interesting tasks for all who come. The weather will be beautiful and your heart will be full after you put in some work for a family in need.
Please join us on November 19th at 8:30 am. The address is 981 Theodore Road, Awendaw, SC.
Let Dimi know you can make it at

Summer Building for Habitat

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Jun 122016

Rotarians partnered with members of the Isle of Palms Exchange Club and Habitat for Humanity to help Krista and her son Jaden build a permanent home for their family. Charles Muldrow, Mike Bloser, and Stephanie Bates worked diligently to install the laminate flooring in the family room and kitchen all while being supervised by Dick Bennington who was in charges of the precision cuts for the flooring planks. Dimi Matouchev and Ryan Corder were once again tasked in moving material, this time it was the limestone rocks for the new driveway. Once that job was done and after a short water break they were tasked with some framing work for the neighboring house. Isle of Palms Exchange Club Members Patrick and Barby Harrington helped with the stain on the front porch as well as painting the columns white. What a great Saturday to put service above self by teaming up with other great community service organizations to put a roof over the heads of an amazing family. Thank you to all who helped in this endeavor. But don’t put away those work gloves for too long – our next Habitat For Humanity work days will be November 19th, 2016 and April 8th, 2017.

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May 312016
Color-Single-Line-LogoOur next ECBR Habitat for Humanity Project will be on June 11th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. We will need 10-15 volunteers who will be working hopefully on interior drywall, foundations and trim work – we never know what the final project will be until the day we get there. The property is located at 981 Theodore Road, Awendaw, SC 29429.
Please RSVP to Dimi Matouchev if you can join us.
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John Albrecht, Michael Bloser, and Charles Muldrow

John Albrecht, Michael Bloser, and Charles Muldrow


Charles Muldrow

Charles Muldrow


Michael Bloser

Michael Bloser

Mary English

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Mar 292016
Our next ECBR Habitat for Humanity Project will be on April 9th from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. We will need 10-15 volunteers who will be working on interior drywall, foundations and trim work – no digging ditches or moving dirt. The property is still located at 981 Theodore Road, Awnedaw, SC 29429.
Please RSVP to Dimi if you plan on volunteering.
As we get into the summer we have one more project on 6/11/2016. Per President-elect Mike Blosser, Dimi has also requested a Saturday workday in the Fall of 2016 and again in the Spring of 2017.  More information will follow.

Rotary Super Heroes Joined Forces for Habitat

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Nov 012015

Thanks to all the Rotary superheroes that came out Halloween morning to start the foundation process for the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity house in Awendaw.  Your muscles and teamwork were extraordinary!  And thanks to Rotarian Dimi Matouchev for scheduling our Habitat events.  Stay tuned for more events in the Spring!

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Oct 202015

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 12.26.37 PMIn the early morning of Halloween, before others arise, creatures will be seen roaming around the grounds, digging holes, pounding stakes, and maybe letting out screams.  No it’s nothing scary.   It’s just the East Cooper Rotary Breakfast Club volunteering for East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Saturday, October 31st 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  What better way to spend the morning of Halloween than to give back to the community.  We’d like to make it a fun experience for our club too by asking that you wear some sort of costume.  Nothing too extravagant as you will be working and moving around a lot, but maybe silly hats and shirts, or ghoulish looking makeup!

We will be building at 981 Theodore Road. Awendaw, SC, 29429.  Our work will focus on foundations, footings and a flooring system for the first home in this new seven home community development.


Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 12.09.49 PMThe partnering homeowner is Krista Wurst and her three-year-old son Jayden. Krista is looking forward to working alongside East Cooper staff and volunteers to fulfill her 350 required sweat equity hours. She is most excited about having a major part in building her own home for herself and her son. She says, “I’m just so glad to be able to help build my home where my son will grow up; not too many people can say they did that.”  Krista told us, “A saying that I heard recently that really stuck with me was: ‘What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things that you thanked God for today?’ Just helps me to remember how important is to be grateful! I am so thankful and blessed for this opportunity for my son and me! Words really can’t express it.”

For general safety of the volunteers, we require close toed shoes to be worn on the construction site. General attire for the day should be clothes that can get dirty with the potential of paint or stain coming into contact with them. We suggest old t-shirts, jeans or shorts.   Also, we do require that all participants be at least 18 years of age (no exceptions) to ensure compliance with all OSHA standards and regulations.

Please let Dimi Matouchev know if you can volunteer, as he will provide you with a  “Release and Waiver of Liability” form that must be completed before coming on-site.

Wrapping Up Summer Habitat for Humanity Summer Service Project

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Jul 162015

For the third and final time this summer, the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary family gathered together to help a family in need through the critical repairs project for East Cooper Habitat for Humanity.

The Rotary Club was led by President extraordinaire Charles Muldrow, a true problem solver in replacing the front soffit and fascia of the family’s home, which Habitat for Humanity found to be damaged while they were replacing the roof. Charles’s team consisted of Dimi Matouchev (Service Chair for Habitat for Humanity Projects for the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club), Jill Aiken, Dick Bennington, Wayne Cassaday and Ryan Corder, a friend of the Rotary Club.  A team of extremely skilled painters worked to freshen up the back side of the family home as well as the trim on front facing windows. Those painters included Mary English, Beth Santilli, Jeff Pulley, Tracy Cassaday and Zlati Matouchev. Despite the 80°+ heat the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club came together and worked hard to make sure that a family in the 11 Mile Community can once again call their house a home. Thank you for all who took time out of your busy schedules to help out with this project this summer!

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Jul 042015
The last 751845 051summer date to volunteer with our group for Habitat for Humanity will be Saturday July 11th at 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  If you haven’t signed up for the two previous dates this summer, please make an effort to join us for this one.  We are doing such great work for the Awendaw community and building good camaraderie amongst our members.
Close toed shoes are required on site. Gloves, protective eye wear and water will be available. Please wear construction appropriate attire. Volunteers under 18 years old will not be permitted on site.
We need a maximum of 15 volunteers on site. Please contact Dimi Matouchev at if you are interested in volunteering.  He will give you a waiver of liability that must be filled out and brought on site. The waiver is good for 1 year from the date of signing.
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