Even with restrictions imposed by COVID-19, Irmo Outreach members have been able to assist members of the community with a variety of home repair and property improvement issues. Thus far in 2020, Committee volunteers have performed basic landscaping to assist those threatened with code violations, torn down and built new property extensions, and assisted with basic issues ranging from plumbing to electrical problems. In the photo above, IOC Founder Wade de Loach is seen replacing a faulty electrical outlet in a home on Arborgate Circle.
On August 6th, 2020, Irmo Outreach was honored to be featured in a story on the front page of The New Irmo News. The story featured photos of a new picnic table, honoring first responders, presented to the town of Irmo. The bench was created by IOC member Michael Kaine (who also regularly assists in construction and lawncare tasks for neighbors in need). On hand to accept the bench were Irmo Mayor Barry Walker, Councilmembers Bill Danielson, and Erik Sickinger, as well as Irmo Police Chief Courtney Dennis and Captain Bobby Dale. The Committee plans to present more benches to the Irmo community and to seek sponsorships to defray their costs.
Seen above is the beautiful park bench--dedicated to our area's first responders--mentioned in the New Irmo News story cited above. The bench, which will eventually be permanently housed in the Irmo Town Park, was designed and constructed by Irmo Outreach Committee member extraordinaire Michael Kaine. A man of many talents, and holder of several university degrees, Michael is one of IOC's most active members. His ongoing efforts are greatly appreciated by fellow Committee members, and the many area citizens who regularly benefit from his abilities.
We would very much like to employ your talents, too! Just fill out the form on our Volunteer page. We would be delighted to have you join us! You are also invited to our next general membership meeting, to be held (weather permitting) in the Town of Irmo Park on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020. The meeting will be held in the picnic table area near the pond.