Helping Hands of Georgetown Announces New Leadership
The Board of Helping Hands of Georgetown is proud to announce the hiring of Brendon Barber as its new Executive Director and Bill Gaskins as its new Associate Director. Brendon and Bill are extraordinary leaders with life-long connections in Georgetown and Andrews. “Our search committee reviewed a number of very qualified candidates for the Executive Director position and feel we have found the best fits possible for furthering our mission in Georgetown County. We are fortunate to have Brendon and Bill leading our team.” Dick Rose, President of the Board of Directors.
Brendon Barber is a graduate of Michigan State University with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Urban Development and Counseling. He brings to Helping Hands 30 years of experience working in the Georgetown County School District and 20 years of civic engagement as a City Council member and is currently serving as Mayor of Georgetown. His non-profit experience includes local and national leadership positions with AMIkids. “I see Helping Hands as a form of ministry to reach out and provide resources to help people become more productive in the Georgetown community. It is a blessing for me to serve in this vital capacity.”, Brendon Barber, Executive Director.
Bill Gaskins’ background includes a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and Masters of Education degrees from Converse College and Grand Canyon University. Bill’s career includes 25 years working in Georgetown and Berkeley County School districts in the classroom, curriculum development, and virtual learning. He is active in local civic organizations and is past chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Georgetown County Library System. “I look forward to working with our new executive director, staff, volunteer, clients, and donors to continue to provide a successful Compassionate Care and Time to Change program especially the Youth Empowerment Program.”, Bill Gaskins, Associate Director.
Helping Hands of Georgetown
Helping Hands of Georgetown serves residents of Georgetown County, SC who are experiencing chronic or situational poverty. For 30 years, our Compassionate Care Programs have provided basic needs (food, clothing, utilities and dental care) to help address the daily needs of those struggling to get by. Our Time to Change Programs (employment and youth empowerment) offer a path for individuals and families to move out of poverty and claim a future of independence and self-sufficiency.