About Us

Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project, Inc. (SERCAP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on improving the quality of life for people living in the Southeast United States. Since 1969, when SERCAP started bringing safe drinking water to low-income rural residents of Virginia’s Roanoke Valley, we’ve grown into an agency directly responsible for providing safe water, sanitary water disposal, and structurally sound housing to 450,000+ households across a seven state region.

Our initial work focused on access to clean water, but we quickly realized that water is just one of many basic daily needs. We advocate to ensure everyone living in our service area has daily access to clean and affordable drinking water, working indoor plumbing and wastewater facilities, and safe and affordable housing in which to live. Our work prevents disease, keeps people in school and out of jail, and creates economic activity and opportunity for the people we serve.

Who We Serve

We often hear people say, “SERCAP does a lot more than I thought.” And it’s true! Learn more about our programs below.