What is poverty? Poverty is more than just being poor. It is more than simply not having enough money. Poverty is a lack of resources. Many times, poverty can translate into a loss of hope.
The Salvation Army of Pickens County supports the vision of a community initiative to address a full cycle of service required to empower neighbors as they work from poverty to independent living.
We want to do our best in remaining accountable, collaborative, empowering and sustainable in service to our community. Our community goal is to empower household income to a level 200% above the Federal Poverty Guideline.
However, there is an additional objective to The Salvation Army's mission.
We, as an organization, are responding to the call of Jesus Christ. As believers today, we see a broken world happening around us from local levels to national headlines.
In our hearts we know it is our time to repent, stand up and show Christian community; to show love in response to today's suffering, lack of grace and lack of compassion. These broken times are not going away and in our souls we know this is the calling for the Church to rise and be the Church. If the Church does not step up in the face of today's world, who will? We can make a difference as a community responding together, through the love of Christ.
The Salvation Army of Pickens County wants to become the platform for a community addressing poverty-related barriers to healthy community development. We believe we can be guided by the Holy Spirit to surround others in a community of love.
We are asking for your resources, your volunteer hours and your prayer. If you are interested in helping with any of these, please email me at Jim.Abbott@uss.salvationarmy.org.
The Salvation Army is committed to moving the community of Pickens forward. We strive to confront crisis and poverty related issues while showing the love of Christ in the process.