In the years before the Civil War, rice and sea island cotton plantations brought great wealth to Beaufort County. Bluffton, in that time, was generally used as a “slave town” for the wealthy home owners on Hilton Head Island. Since this time Hilton Head Island has become a major tourist attraction, but many of the original slave families still dwell, in poverty, in an around Bluffton. CHWC is here to reach out to these families and to make a difference in the lives of those people who have been looked over and forgotten.
The majority of projects are home sites that need a lot of work. This tends to be a camp where campers learn new skills…it’s much more than painting.