Sproles Recognized for Flood Recovery Efforts

Rebecca Sproles (center) served in the state’s Disaster Recovery Office from October 2015 until July 31, 2016. She is pictured here with Gov. Nikki Haley and State Disaster Recovery Coordinator Kevin Shwedo. 

A sense of hope from communities and her fellow South Carolinians. That’s what Rebecca Sproles will take away from her almost a year of working to help the state recover from the October 2015 floods.

“We had many volunteer agencies come into our state shortly after the flood water receded and immediately took action,” she said.  “These volunteers worked tirelessly, and still are, to help the citizens of South Carolina get back in their homes.  It has been rewarding to see whole communities coming together to help each other.”

A 15-year DHEC veteran who works in the Environmental Affairs Office of Applied Science and Community Engagement, Rebecca spent the past nine months serving full-time in the state Disaster Recovery Office. She was a liaison between DHEC, the Disaster Recovery Office and Long Term Recovery Committees.

Her duties included communicating DHEC’s mission regarding mold, mosquitoes and dams. She also answered questions about drinking water, wells and drainage issues and attended public meetings.

“Rebecca has done an amazing job carrying the DHEC banner in the disaster recovery effort,” said Environmental Affairs Director Myra Reece.  “I appreciate her willingness to take on this incredibly important task and representing the agency so well. We are happy to have her back with us in Environmental Affairs and look forward utilizing the knowledge and skills she obtained in this effort.”

Thank you, Rebecca, for your dedication to helping the Palmetto State in its time of need and for truly exemplifying DHEC’s core values of embracing service and pursuing excellence!

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