Through programs that serve the body, mind, and soul, The Salvation Army works to alleviate the symptoms of poverty; then works to address the root issues that cause it.


Thank You to our 2018 Angel Tree Sponsor's David's Complete Tree & Lawn Service

Our Angel Tree program will serve over 1200 children in Anderson County, who otherwise would not wake up on Christmas morning experiencing the joy and awe that every child should feel. Our Angels are adopted, and gifts returned; this is because of the generosity of the community. Our sponsors gift covers the cost of materials and needed warehouse space, or as we like to call it 'Santa's Workshop', to make sure we can process every gift and check each present to make sure it is perfect. Our adopted Angels are real kids, here in Anderson, and the gifts purchased for them are given to them. We only add to bags if they need a bit more Christmas cheer. Wrapping paper is given with gifts, and we return them to the parents so that they may wrap them and place them under the tree for Christmas. This gives dignity to the whole family. Every family is met with and we look at income, and budgets.

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Be a bellringer and help bring Christmas blessings to over 1500 children this year in Anderson.


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Last year we served over 1500 children in Anderson with gifts under the tree, and love in action.

Christmas is right around the corner!

Last year we served over 1500 children, and over 7000 families during Christmas time.

How can you help?

All over Anderson County Angels will be displayed on Christmas Trees.

These are actual children in our county who need an extra blessing this Christmas. Many families who struggle to make ends meet, also struggle to provide Christmas for their families. Every parent is interviewed. We look at income, budget, and refer to appropriate services.


In Anderson County The Salvation Army partners with Toys For Tots, and combines efforts to avoid duplication, and make the largest impact possible.

You can adopt and angel at one of these locations this Christmas season.

Learn About Pathway Of Hope

The Salvation Army's Pathway of Hope initiative provides individualized services to families with children who desire to take action to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability that repeats generation after generation. It seeks to address the root causes of poverty in addition to The Army's history of compassionate serving. By helping families overcome challenges like unemployment, unstable housing, and lack of education, we can lead families down a path toward increased stability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.

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Emergency Housing And Homeless Support

If you are experiencing homelessness and need help call (864) 225-7381 Ext. 2 - If before 4pm or if no one answers please leave a message and we will call you back.

We have a day resource center open from Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm and someone there can help you if you are in crisis.

Our shelter opens at 4pm Monday - Saturday & 1pm on Sunday.