Remembering Captain Andy Orphanoudakis

First off, I would like to say Thank You to you and your family for always being there for our community. In times of need, you all are always willing to step up and help, no matter the situation.  Most recently, with the untimely passing of Captain Andy Orphanoudakis, you all stepped up to assist with the needs of his family. This not only impacted them, but the members of Hardeeville Fire Department as well.
No matter the circumstance or time of day, the community knows that we can rely on your philanthropic servant’s heart. If you ever need anything from us, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank You again for all that you do.
Gratefully Yours,

Joey Rowell ​CFM, CBO, NREMT

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal

Hardeeville Fire Department

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Ashley Brendlen

Board Member

For most of my life I have had the opportunity to give back and help others through my family’s Christmas light display and various fundraisers we did for the community. I am excited to be apart of this organization to be able to help others and give back year round.

Rhonda R. Lowther

Board Member

My occupation requires me to visit the homes of our senior adults in 4 counties. On a daily basis, I find
our adults, that are all over 60 years old, that are without adequate food, medication, heat, AC, safe
flooring, and other health and safety issues in their homes. Many are living in conditions that are very
much below poverty levels. The need is astronomical! Caring Hearts has a mission to help our seniors
and our children. I am honored and privileged to participate in this very worthwhile organization.

Kenzie Stone

Board Member

My name is Kenzie Stone. I am a member of Caring Hearts of South Carolina for two reasons. I experienced the Brendlen family’s compassion firsthand in 2011. I am grateful for what their family did for mine during such a hard time. 

Now that I am able, I enjoy sharing with other families the compassion and helpfulness that I experienced and know we will provide through Caring Hearts of South Carolina. 

Kathy Humbert

Board Member

I’m excited to be able to help people. I love being involved and look forward to being as much help as possible.

Justin Warstler

Board Member

I am so excited to be part of Caring Hearts.  There are so many people in the Lowcountry that have experienced unexpected tragedy and it is so wonderful to be part of an organization that is able to help uplift and bring joy in their time of need.

The Caring Hearts events and fundraisers are such a great way to connect with the community in such a meaningful way.

Chris Duke


My name is Chris Duke and I am the Office Administrator at Camping World in Ridgeland, South Carolina.  My wife, Cyndi, and I moved from North Georgia to the Lowcountry June of 2020.  We moved to be closer to our Daughter, Savannah, Son-in-Love, Barry, and our precious Granddaughter Eliza Leigh. 

We are honored and proud to be involved in helping fulfill the mission and goal of Caring Hearts.  Having the opportunity to live in an area where people are willing to meet the needs of others fills our hearts with joy.