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About Operation Home
Operation Home has been serving the Tricounty community for 25 years. Annually, we serve more than 1,004 families through our critical home repair, wheelchair ramp and heat and cold relief programs. Operation Home focuses our services on households with children, the disabled and seniors. The average monthly income for Operation Home families is $1,283. Operation Home collaborates with many area nonprofits, home rehabilitation facilities, social service agencies, and civic and religious groups. We are committed to ensuring that no person must live in a home that is inaccessible or unsafe.
Miriam joined Operation Home in March of 2016. She came to Operation Home after 10 years of working with the Lowcountry Food Bank as their VP of Development and Communications. Miriam believes that Tricounty families should not have to choose between living in a home in need of critical repair, and often hazardous to their health, and having no home at all. She is confident that through community support, Operation Home can bring hope to more people in need. Under Miriam’s leadership, Operation Home remains focused on serving households with children, seniors and the disabled.
Joe was hired in June of 2011 as the in-house Construction Manager for Operation Home. Joe’s responsibility is to scope the project sites and prepare cost estimates, solicit the most cost-effective bids for the work, and supervise the construction for the client. He also prepares drawings and material lists for handicap ramps and works with volunteer groups to ensure proper construction techniques are utilized. Joe has over 30 years of construction experience – having had his own contracting business for 15 years prior to coming to Operation Home and he also has a Business degree from the College of William and Mary. Joe’s ability to correctly assess the cost of repairs, added with his sincere empathy for the homeowners we serve, makes him an essential staff member.
Director of Philanthropy
Addison joined Operation Home in January of 2022. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a minor in Business Administration. Before she came to Operation Home she was working in Botswana as a Peace Corps volunteer. She was placed at a nonprofit focused on advocating for underprivileged youth, most of whom were HIV positive. Addison has experience working with multiple nonprofits all over the world and hopes to bring her experience back to the Lowcountry. She is dedicated to Operation Home’s mission of helping people remain in their homes through increased safety and accessibility.
Director of Community Partnerships & Outreach
Kendra joined Operation Home in September 2023. Kendra’s true passion is making a difference and having an impact on the lives of those less fortunate, and building skills and experience that can help her community. She began her non-profit career serving as an AmeriCorps Member and Family Navigator. She has served the homeless population as a Housing Navigator at One80 Place and a Community Case Manager at My Sister’s House serving Victims of Domestic Violence and has over 10 years of experience. She is passionate about homelessness prevention, home sustainability, and making sure homes are safe and accessible for all!
Board of Directors
Operation Home relies on the support of our dedicated Board of Directors.
2023 Board Members
- Jay Claypoole, Nelson Mullins, President
- Teddy Hendricks, Greystar, Vice President
- DJ Van Slambrook, Greystar, Secretary
- Jennifer Campbell, Brown Hiers Kinder, Treasurer
- Ashley Holbrook, Boeing
- Boo Morton, Abney Morton Interiors
- Champ Smith, Beach Residential
- Chris MacNaughton, Greystar
- Rachel Simpson, Synovus
- Brad Wood, Live 5 News
- Heather Battista, Community Partner
- Dan Doyle, The Beach Company
- Sydney Hamer, Nelson Mullins
- James Bakker, Lee & Associates
- Scott Sharp, TD Bank