Recent Stories

Various Gifts, Various Forms of Grace and God at Work

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, recounts how the Pickens community worked together to help a mother and daughter who lost their home during a tornado.

2018 Red Kettle Campaign Reaches Goal

Thanks to our generous community, The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee raised over $450,000!

Lean in this New Year

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, shares his goals for 2019.

The Salvation Army Of Greenville Distributes Angel Tree Toys To Families In Need

The Salvation Army's 2018 Angel Tree program wrapped up on Wednesday. Over 800 families received Christmas gifts on distribution day!

Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hold Underwear Toss for The Salvation Army Shelters

Bring a package of underwear to the hockey game, and help those in need!

Be the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

The meaning of Christmas has changed for Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, over the years. Learn more about how Christmas changed for him here.

​The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce! The Boys and Girls Club plans for Thanksgiving Dinner, thanks to Roe Cassidy and Sysco!

The Salvation Army Kicks Off 2018 Christmas Season

Help support The Salvation Army by volunteering as a bell ringer and by giving a merry Christmas to a child in need through our Angel Tree program!

Even in the Storm, He is Christ!

Jim Abbott, Pickens Service Center Director, describes his experience deploying with The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Eligibility Deadline Approaching for The Salvation Army’s Giving Hope Program

Applicants wishing to receive Christmas assistance must apply through Giving Hope to determine eligibility for The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

The Salvation Army Mobilizes Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Learn more about how The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services is preparing for Hurricane Florence.

King of Pops and the Boys and Girls Club Strike a Sweet Partnership

Learn more about how King of Pops is giving back to the Boys and Girls Club!

Helping Those Displaced by Motel Closures

Lauren Stephens, Director of Social Ministries, explains the background and meaning of the Motel Displacement Response Plan, which was recently adopted by Greenville County.

A Kingdom Focus

When the waves are overwhelming, how can you focus on the Creator of the ocean? Jim Abbott, Pickens Service Center Director, explains how his recent struggles have caused him to re-focus.

The Salvation Army Helps Everyone Stay Cool this Summer

The Salvation Army requests donations of box fans and bottled water to help those in need this summer.

Freedom in the Eyes of a Child

Is freedom distributed equally to every American? Jim Abbott, the Pickens Service Center Director, explains the disparity in freedom he sees for those in need.

Welcoming Debra Andrews as Director of the Oconee Service Center

Debra Andrews brings her varied and valuable experience to her new role as Oconee Service Center Director.

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Partners with Global Sales Group

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club has a new partner and sponsor, Global Sales Group. Global Sales Group will help support the Club's Summer Camp and the upcoming Superhero 5K. The Boys and Girls Club is very thankful for this new partnership!

​Help for Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness: A Personal Confession

How could buying a sandwich for someone experiencing homelessness hurt them? Jim Abbott, the Pickens County Service Center Unit Director, explains the complexities of homelessness and how to provide the best solutions to those experiencing it.

The Salvation Army's 80th National Doughnut Day

Celebrate the 80th National Doughnut Day by learning more about the origin of this sweet holiday and by donating to a great cause! When you visit The Donut Experiment on June 1, you can grab a doughnut and help support The Salvation Army's social ministries and programs.

National Salvation Army Week

President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954: “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of brotherhood.”

Orchestrating a Symphony of Service

Earlier this month, we received a call from a partner agency who had a young man at their facility with nowhere to go. The young man had been robbed and had no picture ID, SS card or other form of identification on him. We were asked to provide emergency shelter assistance for the weekend as well as establishing next steps beyond a place to stay.

Local Youth Celebrate "A Place to Become"

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greenville County is celebrating National Boys and Girls Club Week with special activities April 9-13, 2018

Chick-fil-A Helps The Salvation Army Eat More Chicken

On Wednesday, March 28, Chick-fil-A Haywood Road provided chicken sandwich meals to all shelter residents living at the 417 Rutherford Street campus in Greenville, SC. Residents were treated to a sandwich, chips and cookies delivered by the Chick-fil-A cow mascot and select store representatives.

First Female Advisory Board Chair- Mrs. Ginny Beach

March 8 is International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. In celebration of this day, we asked our current Advisory Board Chair, Mrs. Ginny Beach, a few questions.

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