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What is Wateree Community Actions?
watereecommunityactionsinc.org ^ | February 24, 2010 | N/A

Posted on 02/23/2010 10:15:37 PM PST by Jet Jaguar

Wateree Community Actions Is…

· An Empowering Facility in the Community

- It builds, rehabilitates and weatherizes houses for clients.

- It introduces its clients to the political process.

- It brokers for clients to help them gain access to services and information.

- It sponsors employment training, hands-on work experience, and does job development for clients.

- It teaches clients self-help and life skills to become self-sufficient.

- It exposes to clients opportunities available to them.

* An Economic Enhancer in the Community, an Added Value

- Annually it brings into the area over 11 million dollars, which translate

into forty-four million dollars after turning over four times more. These dollars impact lives of citizens, taxes, governments and businesses of the community.

· A Helping Hand to the Poor

- It provides and helps clients obtain food, clothing and shelter.

- It helps them purchase prescriptive drugs.

- It helps them pay utility bills and house rent.

- It provides books, educational supplies, health screenings, and developmental opportunities for youth and children.

· A Spawning Ground for Leaders of Tomorrow

- Young children are tomorrow’s leaders in the making. The pre-schoolers

of the Head Start Development Program are our youngest clients. Our emphases with these future leaders are sociable and cognitive development, nutrition and health care, family service and parent involvement in the life of their children.

· A Source of Information and Referral

- It collects, complies and disseminates printed information and informs the

public.

- It displays information exhibits to teach, educate, and instill appreciation

- It coordinates and collaborates with other community entities to exchange and share ideas and resources.

· A Source of Inspiration to those Involved

- It has inspired many clients, employees, and volunteers to acquire career

credentials and job advancements.

- Several board and advisory council members have been inspired to private

and public office on local and state levels. Their first exposure to the large picture of community needs was through involvement with Wateree Community Actions.

· In Summary:

Wateree Community Actions is a necessary unequivocal asset to this community.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Local News
KEYWORDS: sc; stimulus; sumter; waste; wca
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http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/pages/RecipientReportedDataMap.aspx?State=SC&datasource=recipient

According to the Recovery.org website, Sumter, S.C. received $15,827,385 of our tax money. According to the same site, this money was credited with creating or saving 4.91 jobs.

Were did the money go?

The county of Sumter got $62,400. The city of Sumter got $253,828.

The Santee-Wateree RTA got in excess of $1,000,000.

The Santee Lynches regional Council of Governments got $3,103,434 for one grant and another $112,017 for a second.

Then it gets interesting.

Wateree Community Action Inc is awarded $700,000.

Then awarded $1,076,865.

Then awarded $6,435,805.

Then awarded $429,049.

Then awarded $244,800.

Then awarded $2,073,186.

Sumter County has one of the highest unemployment rates in S.C.

Maybe Jim Clyburn, John Spratt, Bob Inglis, Joe Wilson, Henry Brown, and Gesham Barrett could look into this.

1 posted on 02/23/2010 10:15:37 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox

http://www.recovery.gov/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/pages/RecipientReportedDataMap.aspx?State=SC&datasource=recipient

Where the stimulus money went misssing.


2 posted on 02/23/2010 10:16:54 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...
ACORN Ping

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.

Wateree Community Action Inc

3 posted on 02/23/2010 10:19:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: icwhatudo; backhoe

I figure I should ping you two.


4 posted on 02/23/2010 10:23:21 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Probably one of those outfits that somehow manages to waste $28,000 to weatherize your house with $30 worth of caulk and $250 worth of attic insulation.


5 posted on 02/23/2010 10:27:41 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: smokingfrog

5 jobs...

Somebody got rich.


6 posted on 02/23/2010 10:38:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
Can't go into it too deep tonight but heres a head start for others that might want to dig:

This site of "South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships" actually lists some names of Watertree directors)

Heres is Cedric Kirkman's (AKA "polar bear") myspace page. He is listed on the above site as part of Watertree.

Some other names to research:

Willie Bethune
13 S Main St
Sumter, SC 29150-5244
(803) 484-5306
Wateree Community Action, Executive Director

Mrs. Fredrica Brailsford
Ms. Rebecca Duncan
Mr. Howard Parnell
Mr. George Gibson

7 posted on 02/23/2010 11:07:07 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Wow! I wonder how much grant money it took for Wateree Community Actions to put together that amazing list of liberal BS cliches?


8 posted on 02/23/2010 11:08:01 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: icwhatudo

Thanks!


9 posted on 02/23/2010 11:08:54 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: JennysCool

- It displays information exhibits to teach, educate, and instill appreciation

- It coordinates and collaborates with other community entities to exchange and share ideas and resources.

I would swear that was Obamas’ teleprompter speaking.


10 posted on 02/23/2010 11:10:49 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: All

A voteless person is HOPELESS! So get out and vote if you want what’s best for our country. Lets make HISTORY together as ONE!

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33 years old
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Last Login: 1/13/2010

Cedrics status.


11 posted on 02/23/2010 11:12:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: icwhatudo
Mr. Bethunes full name is

"Wateree Community Action Agency, Inc.
Mr. Willie Lee Bethune, Executive Director"

Here is a South Carolina court action against "Former Clarendon County Magistrate Willie L. Bethune" for a sex scandal with a female defendant.

If its the same guy, we may have the first piece of dirt on this. Will check in later, good luck fellow freepers on the hunt!

12 posted on 02/23/2010 11:18:48 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

There’s a very telling letter here from 1993, during which Mrs. Fredrica Brailsford complains that a newspaper photograph did not contain enough black people:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1980&dat=19930211&id=ulwtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=t9kFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3083,2147825


13 posted on 02/23/2010 11:21:04 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: icwhatudo

Thanks. Bump.


14 posted on 02/23/2010 11:24:48 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
more here on Willie Bethune and a lawsuit involving "Pee Dee". Pee Dee is listed on the link of all the orgs I posted first along with Watertree.
15 posted on 02/23/2010 11:24:56 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Jet Jaguar
From the PEE-DEE matter:

"Bevis became the administrative director of the Pee Dee Mental Health Center (the “Center”), a branch of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (the “Department”), in July 1984. He was promoted to executive director of the Center in 1985 and served in that position for nearly seventeen years. (J.A. at 279.) After an investigation revealed serious procurement violations at the Center, Bevis announced his voluntary retirement, effective November 2001."

----snip---

"Willie Bethune who became Bevis’s supervisor"

So now we have a sex scandal and procurement violations! (Sigh...I really wanted to go to bed-lol)

16 posted on 02/23/2010 11:29:46 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: All

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Willie+Lee+Bethune++Sumter%2C+S.C.&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=


17 posted on 02/23/2010 11:34:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: icwhatudo

Go to bed.

I need to as well.

I will peruse tomorrow.


18 posted on 02/23/2010 11:36:32 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: icwhatudo

Appears the magistrates middle name is Lee as well:

http://www.scscja.com/judges/clarendoncounty/clarendoncountymaglist.htm

5551
Judge Willie Lee Bethune
County Jail
Highway 261 Boyce Street
Gable, SC 29051-0000
Post Office Box 93
Gable, SC 29051-0093

Still not 100% confirmation. Could be 2 different Willie Lee Bethune’s. Need to connect this Willie Lee Bethune magistrate (with the sex scandal) to the Watertree Executive director Willie Lee Bethune.


19 posted on 02/23/2010 11:38:39 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Seriously, its 2:40! Goodnight!


20 posted on 02/23/2010 11:39:25 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

http://www.sumtercountysc.org/EGSV2SMTR/PCSearch.do

Home values and such. Realtors swear by it.


21 posted on 02/23/2010 11:40:49 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: icwhatudo

Cya!


22 posted on 02/23/2010 11:41:14 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Wateree Community Action Inc is awarded $700,000.

Then awarded $1,076,865.

Then awarded $6,435,805.

Then awarded $429,049.

Then awarded $244,800.

Then awarded $2,073,186.

... Hmm ... looks like someone’s getting backdoor reparations.


23 posted on 02/23/2010 11:42:20 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

I just wonder who.

I priced insulation for my old house.

I cannot afford it.

Nobody came and offered it to me.

I would be willing to take $40,000 worth of insulation.

I could do my house right and continue down the the street.

All the houses on Wren would be Obama complient.

And it would create a second job for me.


24 posted on 02/23/2010 11:49:16 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: icwhatudo; Jet Jaguar

Good catch!


25 posted on 02/24/2010 4:24:30 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Get out of bed! There is work to do! LOL

Cmon Freepers, its all there-google the people, look for links! Try to 100% show the judge is or isn’t the executive.

I’ll be off this till after 3:15. Good hunting folks!


26 posted on 02/24/2010 4:39:50 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Jet Jaguar; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; Abbeville Conservative; ...
South Carolina
Ping

Send FReepmail to join or leave this list.
27 posted on 02/24/2010 5:11:54 AM PST by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

My info is correct so far but It should be spelled “Wateree” not “Watertree”


28 posted on 02/24/2010 5:48:34 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo
In this article, Bethune describes how he was able to use Federal money for new buildings (even though Federal Law prevented it) as "creative financing".

Money was funneled to company called KQC and its president Hal Kaplan. Apparently Kaplan has a long history of this type of construction for the Head Start program there.

29 posted on 02/24/2010 6:06:11 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

Note: You need to scroll to the right side of that newspaper to see the article. Its just to the left of the photo and is entitled “Building A Future”.


30 posted on 02/24/2010 6:08:17 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo
Here are Kaplan's political donations. Again we always need to be careful that there are not two people with the same name. The Hal Kaplan in the article is said to own a school supply company which corresponds to the Hal Kaplan in this donation record.
31 posted on 02/24/2010 6:11:27 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo
Some great background info on Willie Lee Bethune. It appears he is not the "Willie Lee Bethune" judge mentioned above- (Thats why we have to check these things 100%)- but is instead the "Willie Lee Bethune" that has the background in mental health. The article talks about his appointment to Wateree.
32 posted on 02/24/2010 6:24:33 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

Now that we know Bethune’s background is in mental health, it would appear he is in fact the same Bethune mentioned in the previous link in the Pee-Dee mental health lawsuit.


33 posted on 02/24/2010 6:32:09 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo
Here he is listed as Dr. Willie Lee Bethune, Executive Director of Wateree.
34 posted on 02/24/2010 6:34:52 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo
Here is a pic:


35 posted on 02/24/2010 6:39:39 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I must be coming late to the party. What is this organization accused of doing? What crime are we investigating? Did I miss an article or news story?


36 posted on 02/24/2010 8:17:40 AM PST by awake-n-angry
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To: awake-n-angry

According to the Recovery.org website, the group got about 10 million and created...5 jobs. Jet asked us to check to see who they are/connections, etc.


37 posted on 02/24/2010 12:38:44 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo
I put what JET gave us (so far) here: The Patriot's Flag Giving Jet and Free Republic all credit. If you folks come up with more, I'll put it up there (with proper credits for everyone's efforts).

The "connections" will be interesting, but the basic gist of this is disgusting ... $15,000,000 for 5 jobs ... PLLLLEEEEZZZEE ... and they want a second $timulus? I didn't refer to any "connections" as we are far from confirming anything yet.

The Recovery.gov site is amazing ... every time you click on one of those dots you "light up" with anger. Want to make people angry enough to "do something?" Give them that link and show them how it works.

I hope MANY other bloggers pick this up so we can get this "small" example out to people so they will start checking Recovery.gov for what's happening in THEIR back yard. I'm from S.C. so this one is in MY back yard!

38 posted on 02/24/2010 3:17:06 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Well done.

Thank you for getting the word out.


39 posted on 02/24/2010 9:06:19 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: icwhatudo

Bump.


40 posted on 02/24/2010 9:12:57 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Wateree+Community+Actions&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

Many branches of WCA according to google.


41 posted on 02/24/2010 9:15:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ThePatriotsFlag; icwhatudo

Horry County, S.C.

Interesting facts:

$31,048,796 to the Transportation Dept. created/saved 32.56 jobs

Then:

$381,910 to Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. created/saved 2 jobs

$849,833 to Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. created 0 jobs.

$1,196,224 to Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. created 0 jobs.

$3,719,833 to Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. created 0 jobs.

So $6,147,800 to WEOC to create or save 2 jobs.


42 posted on 02/24/2010 9:37:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: All

http://www.weoc.org/


43 posted on 02/24/2010 9:40:16 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: All

http://www.scacap.org/SCAffiliates.asp


44 posted on 02/24/2010 9:47:54 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Charleston County north:

St. James-Santee Family Health Cehnter (sic) Inc.

Awarded $188,582
Awarded $436,375

Jobs created/saved = zero.


45 posted on 02/24/2010 10:05:02 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar
I think what Jet has point out to us is how important it is to get people to go to that Recovery.gov page and look in their own backyard. The numbers are breathtaking! I live in a Senior Community ... (everything is NEW to these people!). I showed the map to a local Tea Party group last night and they thought the map was a "hoax" ... yeah, Recovery.GOV (they are probably right in the long run!) But when they started looking closely, the numbers were shocking to them. Now they are going back to tell some of their friends. That's what this "populist" movement is all about ... not leaders, not organizations ... it's about folks like JET pointing at something that I need to look closer at, then everybody putting the spotlight on it and passing it on.

Great stuff in this thread ... fascinating to read it. Thanks to all.

Doug @ The Patriot's Flag

46 posted on 02/25/2010 5:06:42 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: Jet Jaguar

BTTT


47 posted on 02/25/2010 6:38:16 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

BTTT


48 posted on 02/25/2010 6:39:30 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

BUMP


49 posted on 02/25/2010 8:00:28 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

BTTT


50 posted on 02/26/2010 6:42:16 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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