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Who is The Salvation Army of Pickens County?

"Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." -Galatians 6:2 (NIV)

As this year closes out and we head into a new year, 2022, it’s a good time…

“God, Man, Tabernacle, Truth”

John 1:14

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

There is so much to consider as we prepare for celebrating…

Tips for Thrift Store Gift Shopping for the Holidays

Tips for Thrift Store Gift Shopping for the Holidays

The current supply chain shortage and ongoing economic impacts from the pandemic…

Five Tips for Giving Tuesday

Five Ways to Do The Most Good in Greenville on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30. This annual day of giving is a great way to support…

31 Days of Kindness



"the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate."

Has someone done something kind for…

What is our "Why?"

John 3:16 (NIV) - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

As we head into the Christmas season, it gives us opportunity for pause and reflection on the “why?”…

Meet Our Staff: Becky Clement

Meet Becky Clement, Development & Volunteer Coordinator for The Salvation Army of Greenville

The Salvation Army is blessed to…

What is Homelessness Prevention?

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (ESV)

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

“Together We Can”

The Salvation Army of Pickens County has grown to appreciate each…

Stay Above the Waves

"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.


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.

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