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"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

I think Philippians 4:13 is one of the most mis-used scripture verses in the Bible.

I have seen this on t-shirts and cards of encouragement,…

Food Insecurity and Food Deserts, What are They?

The pandemic has taught us a few things along the way. One of these things is the importance of food products made available to those in need, and especially when our school system lunch programs are not available.

Food insecurity is a real thing and produces a myriad of issues. Honestly, I think a step further would include nutrition insecurity – as what we eat is as important as how…

Speak Life

We can all help nurture the human spirit in in each other through one-on-one relational support. Jim Abbot, Service Center Director at The Salvation Army of Pickens County shares thoughts on how to support our friends and neighbors.

Others - As a Lifestyle

National Salvation Army Week focuses on the practice of serving others. Jim Abbot, Service Center Director at The Salvation Army of Pickens County shares how he finds his purpose in serving others.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Receives Donation from Latter-day Saints Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club for the purchase of new tech for the Boys & Girls Club’s computer lab.

​Food Insecurity: The First Symptom of a Crisis

When a crisis strikes, the first symptom is often food insecurity. Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, explains how his team bridges the community to help and food security.

Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation Donates to Salvation Army Greenville

The Salvation Army of Greenville is thankful to the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation for a $3,000 donation for families in need.

​Dancing with Responsibility

Personal responsibility often seems limiting, but ultimately, taking responsibility for your life gives you freedom. Jim Abbott, director of the Pickens County Service Center, explains how he and his staff use the concept of personal responsibility in their client advocacy sessions.

Pomegranate on Main Gives Back to The Salvation Army

Nancy Saifi bakes all the desserts at Pomegranate on Main and is a former member of The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.

Do Something Sweet For Others!

This February, join us for our 7th annual Sweet Desserts campaign! Purchase a Sweet Dessert from one of our restaurant partners and a portion of the sale will donated to our social services programs.

CommUNITY

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, thanks the faithful volunteers and partners who made Christmas happen in Pickens!

2020 Angel Tree Distribution

The Salvation Army makes Christmas merry and bright for more than 1,400 children in need!

The Gift: Given to All People

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, shares his experience with the Christmas season and the true Christmas story.

The Salvation Army Kicks Off 2020 Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee Counties kicks off the 2020 Red Kettle Campaign.

The Kindness of Strangers: A Wave of Grace

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, explains kindness as a way of life and not just an in the moment gesture.

​Hidden Rules

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, explains a theory about why we often struggle to understand each other and how our socioeconomic backgrounds influence our thoughts.

​The Salvation Army of Greenville Sets Out to “Rescue Christmas” Due to Immense Impact of COVID-19

100 days out from Christmas, The Salvation Army launches iconic holiday fundraising campaign earlier than ever to meet increasing need.

​The Salvation Army of Greenville Opens 2020 Christmas Toy Assistance Program

Applications for the 2020 Angel Tree program are open now for Greenville County residents. Learn more about how to apply virtually here!

Pandemic Update: The Salvation Army of Pickens County

Hear an update from Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, about how The Salvation Army has been serving in Pickens County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

​Listen to Understand, Not to Reply

Hear some encouraging words from Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director.

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Superhero 5K Goes Virtual

The Superhero 5K may look different this year, but the Boys & Girls Club is confident the 5K will still be an awesome experience for new and returning runners

​Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, shares his thoughts about focusing on the individual and seeing others as God sees them.

Celebrate the 82nd National Donut Day with The Salvation Army of Greenville

National Donut Day is a sweet way to get involved with The Salvation Army of Greenville!

​You Gotta Live Your Religion

On April 13, an EF2 tornado struck a community in Pumpkintown, SC. Hear from our Pickens County Service Center Director, Jim Abbott, about how he and his team responded to the disaster and what they learned from the folks affected by the tornado.

The Salvation Army of Greenville Receives Donation for COVID-19 Relief Services

The Salvation Army of Greenville received $5,000 from the Hargrove Foundation, the charitable link of the Hargrove Family of Companies!

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