Recent Stories

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!

Celebrate National Salvation Army Week With Us!

Join The Salvation Army of Greenville in celebrating the 66th annual National Salvation Army Week on May 11-17, 2020!

The Good Things

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, reminds us to remember the good things during these dark times.

The Salvation Army of Oconee County Serves Those Affected by Tornado

On Monday morning, a tornado tore through the Oconee County community, leaving many people without power, without a home, without food and without hope. Our Oconee County Service Center jumped into action to help those affected by the disaster.

The Salvation Army of Greenville Continues to Provide Services to Those in Need

We are still here! Learn more about how The Salvation Army is serving those in need during these uncertain times.

​No Fear in Love

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, encourages everyone remember God's promises in this uncertain time.

Pickens & Oconee Counties Prepare Service Plans for COVID-19

Read more information about how our Service Centers in Pickens and Oconee Counties will handle services in light of COVID-19.

Safety Statement for COVID-19

Read more about updates at The Salvation Army's shelter campus in light of recent COVID-19 developments.

​The Will of an Individual: A Difficult Ingredient

Transitioning from poverty to independent, self-sufficient living is difficult. Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, explains the most common ingredients for success he sees in his clients.

Local Chick-fil-A Donates 754 Meals to Emergency Homeless Shelter

Do the most good, and eat more chicken! Local Chick-fil-A donates 754 meals to our emergency homeless shelters!

Local Businesses Participate in Sweet Desserts Program

This February, do something sweet for others! Join The Salvation Army and local restaurants for the sweetest fundraiser of the year!

Pickens County Christmas 2019: A Body Working Together, Growing in Love

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, recounts the 2019 Christmas season in Pickens County and thanks the donors and volunteers who made it happen!

​Take Me To The River

Jim Abbott, Pickens County Service Center Director, shares encouragement for the new year!

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