Financial assistance from South Carolina Salvation Army.

The South Carolina Salvation Army runs a number of emergency assistance programs for those people who are faced with a crisis. Some of the resources include cash and financial support. Other assistance may be provided in the form of advice, referrals, or help in applying for services such as government assistance. The details on the programs run by the Salvation Army in South Carolina are below.

If an individual has no other options available to them, and they are faced with an emergency, then limited amounts of financial assistance may be available from time to time. Most of the aid is intended to be paid out as a last resort, meaning people need to have applied to and used other government assistance, public programs, and services first, before the Salvation Army can help. Applicants need to have explored all other options available to them, including South Carolina financial assistance programs. Specifically, assistance may be provided for.

Eviction prevention – If you need a hand in paying your rent to maintain housing, then funds can help pay back rent and upcoming payments.

Utility shut off – Individuals who are faced with a disconnection of their utilities due to lack of payment may be able to get grants to pay their energy bills. Or get help from Salvation Army case workers in applying for federal government programs like LIHEAP. Some centers may provide free fans or air conditioners to the elderly or families with young children. The goal is to do what they can to help low income South Carolina families pay for and maintain their water and electric services.

If homelessness may result from unpaid water or sewer bills, there is help for paying those expenses as well in South Carolina. While the Salvation may on occasion offer money (when funding allows) they will tend to refer the family to another agency. As there are organizations that will offer help with water bills.





Food and household products are offered from food banks and thrift stores. Call or stop by for perishable groceries, breads, meats, frozen items, and much more. Many sites also have soup kitchens. Last, but not least, in some areas of South Carolina prepared meals are delivered to those in need.

The thrift stores may be able to distribute free or low cost gently used clothing. They may also have items like personal hygiene products, diapers, furniture and more.

Holiday programs are often run by the South Carolina Salvation Army. Around Thanksgiving and Christmas families can receive meals and gifts for their children, from programs such as Angel Tree and similar offerings.

Gas, auto repairs and transportation can be provided in South Carolina. However any type of gasoline assistance from the Salvation Army or other agencies is even more limited, and only if people need help to get to a job interview or maybe a doctor appointment. In some cases a free voucher may be passed out. The social workers from a local center can also offer referrals to people that need help with car repairs.

Those are just some of the basic needs that the Salvation Army in South Carolina can help pay for. Those family service programs may be able to help families and needy individuals with emergency food, utility assistance, housing, medications, and other temporal needs.

Unfortunately each year thousands of hardworking families and individuals find themselves in some type of emergency or an unexpected financial crisis. Many times it is often their first time, and many people who have never sought help from anyone in the past need assistance now. They may need to find out how they will provide food to their family, pay their mortgage or rent, or cover medical expenses. This is where the Salvation Army may be able to help.





In addition to the limited amounts of financial assistance that may be provided and that is referenced above, case managers and social workers may be able to provide other assistance and information. Additional social services in South Carolina include educational, counseling and job training to low income individuals and families.

Health care, education, career counseling, and specific job training seek to meet the needs of such groups as single moms, unemployed, pregnant teens, and minors.

Programs and advice can also help address specific health or societal driven needs of particular populations.

Locations of Salvation Army centers in South Carolina

The Salvation Army of Aiken
Location is 322 Gayle Ave
NW Aiken, South Carolina 29802
Call (803) 641-4146

Residents of Allendale region as well as Calhoun
There is a location nearby that may offer referrals to low income families, though the location is not in the immediate community. Find Calhoun area Salvation Army assistance programs.

The Salvation Army Center of Anderson
106-112 Tolly St.
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
Phone number of center is (864) 225-7381. This location also supports the nearby area. Learn more.

Beaufort Salvation Army
2505 North St.
Beaufort, SC 29902
Phone number (843) 524-3727
Resources range from a Thrift Store to disaster assistance and transitional housing. In some cases the Salvation Army will have partial funds for expenses such as a security deposit or energy costs. Locate Beaufort County Salvation Army programs.




The Salvation Army of Charleston
Address is 4248 Dorchester Rd.
Charleston, SC 29407
Dial (843) 747-5271
Numerous emergency assistance programs and services are available. Find other Salvation Army resources in the area around Charleston County South Carolina.

Other centers serve nearby Dorchester County as well as the Berkeley County area of South Carolina. While the focus is on case management and referrals, they may have some financial help for homeless prevention, Christmas assistance, or a food pantry - thrift store. This is another option for nearby families. More on Salvation Army Dorchester and Berkeley.

The Salvation Army of Columbia
2001 Assembly Street, Suite 204
Columbia, SC 29201
Several programs are administered for the Richland County region. Read Columbia Salvation Army assistance programs.

Salvation Army of Myrtle Beach and Horry County
1400 Church St.
Conway, South Carolina 29526
Call - (843) 488-1363, or get more details on Salvation Army assistance programs in Horry County. A major focus is on assisting retirees as well as single moms in Horry Hounty as well as Myrtle Beach.

Easley center
501 Old Liberty Rd.
Easley, SC 29640
Phone: (864) 855-6408

The Salvation Army of Florence
2210 Hoffmeyer Rd.
Florence, South Carolina 29501
(843) 662-4461
Coverage extends in this county as well as nearby Williamsburg and Darlington. Food, case management, and other support is offered. More Salvation Army Florence, Darlington, Williamsburg County.





The Salvation Army of Gaffney
Address: 601 Colonial Ave.
Gaffney, SC 29340
Telephone for intake and appointments are (864) 489-2530

The Salvation Army of Georgetown
2401 Anthuan Maybank Dr.
Georgetown, SC 29440

The Salvation Army of Greenville County
417 Rutherford St.
Greenville, SC 29609
Dial (864) 235-4803 for information and services. Or click here.

Greenwood SC branch of Salvation Army
Address: 222 Pressley St.
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
Dial (864) 229-3407

The Salvation Army of Orangeburg
Address: 813 Nottingham St.
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Dial (803) 534-6805
The church has a low cost Family-Thrift store, helps with housing needs, and arranges other social services. More on the Orangeburg County Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army of Rock Hill
Location is 119 S. Charlotte Ave.
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Dial (803) 324-5141
This location supports all of York County and offers programs such as food, energy bill help, shelter, and other social services. Click assistance from Salvation Army York County.

The Salvation Army of Spartanburg
1529 John B. White Sr. Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Call (864) 576-8330 for intake. Locations are in the region, nearby Union County, and other towns. Learn more.





The Salvation Army of Sumter
Location of Salvation Army branch: 16 Kendrick St.
Sumter Corps, SC 29150
(803) 775-9336
The Catholic Faith based church assists the less fortunate in the county. Food, housing, shelter, and even basic supplies are given out. More on help from Sumter Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army of Seneca
Address: 311 S John Street
Walhalla, South Carolina 29678
Telephone number - (864) 882-1160


By Jon McNamara

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