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Greer Relief & Resources Agency

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews 352

Nonprofit Issues:

Human Services

Address:

PO Box 1303 202 Victoria Street Greer SC 29652 USA

Mission:

To prevent hunger and homelessness in the Greater Greer area.

Results:

Prevention is the core mission of Greer Relief. The combination of hunger prevention, homelessness prevention, and one-stop access to human service agencies has provided a network of collaborators ready and willing to better the community. Emergency assistance is only a safety net of support for those in need. The threat of going hungry, losing their housing, having their power disconnected, or needing a prescription filled prevents our neighbors from focusing on the bigger picture of life: getting or retaining a job, furthering their education, or nurturing their children. They have more immediate needs that affect their ability to make the next step. Once the crisis is answered, we take the opportunity to offer referrals including connecting them to the new RENEW program. RENEW, Reaching Every Neighbor Every Way, is an education and life skills program critical to improving the life and health of our neighbors. It includes a network of community supporters who produce and execute classes or training on many topics including nutrition, food preparation, personal health, job seeking tools, and financial stability. The RENEW program incorporates incentives to encourage participation of our neighbors in need. For instance, participants might receive a gift card for healthy purchases after attending a nutrition tour through the grocery store. Hosting educational and life skill programs and engaging them in the process will create a network of success to set them on a path of healthy living. In 2014 Greer Relief assisted 1,278 unduplicated people in 496 households with emergency financial assistance.

Target demographics:

prevent hunger & homelessness.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

4,385 people in 1,699 households

Geographic areas served:

the Greater Greer Community

Programs:

Case Management Food Assistance Financial Assistance to prevent homelessness Prescription Assistance to alleviate financial hardships

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Reviews for Greer Relief & Resources Agency

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked as a full-time volunteer for Greer Relief, and I have had daily interaction with clients and behind the scenes with staff and handling donors and donations which come in. I see have seen it all. Greer Relief is the real deal. They really want to help their community, and they work to do it to the best of their ability. I have seen the frustration of the staff with having to turn away needy people because the funds have run out. This is a worthy ministry to help people in the Greater Greer area.

 
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I continue to be impressed by Greer Relief's ability to help keep our neighbors in the Greater Greer area stay in their homes, with their lights on, food in the pantry and medications filled. They are developing new programs to help our neighbors in new ways and to help break the cycle of food insecurity. I am honored to be on the board of this almost 80 year old organization!

 
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I have had the honor of serving on the board for the last four years. During this time I have witnessed countless numbers assisted with food, utilities, rent, Christmas gifts. Also I have witnessed scores of volunteers help in many different ways. Greer Relief provides assistance for the Greater Greer area including part of both Greenville and Spartanburg Counties with a mission to end hungry and homelessness . Everyone can make a difference if they will become involved so start making a different by helping a neighbor in need by supporting Greer Relief

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am extremely honored to have served on this organization's board for the past several years. Greer Relief is an outstanding organization that provides assistance to those in need around the greater Greer area. They provide all sorts of emergency assistance to those who have run into a problem in their life. The staff are fantastic at assessing the needs of the clients who come in and they will go the extra mile for any client in need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

At the heart of Greer, Greer Relief is there to provide support to those who need a hand to help them back to their feet. Greer is a great place to live and work, and the quality and caring of a community shines through with how we treat those in need. We are finding more and more, those in need who never expected to every ask for a helping hand. I encourage people to get involved, lend a helping hand and in doing so you will discover the heart of a community at Greer Relief. Tim Lincolnhol

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Serving on the Board for the Greer Relief Agency has been a wonderful experience. We help those who unexpectedly fall on hard times financially. That could be any of us! That's why this agency is so important. We have several fundraiser a from a Kansas City Sanctioned BBQ competition, to a Golf for Relief event, and a St. Patrick's Day Dance. Their entire community comes out for these events to help us raise the money desperately needed to help our clients. We have a food pantry that we work to keep stocked with outreach t our schools, businesses, churches, the Food Postal Drive, and volunteers. We never turn anyone away when their need is food. We have a wonderful Christmas project, too. People in our community adopt a families and then supply these families with Christmas gifts they otherwise would not have. I love seeing the smiles on the kids' faces when they come on "Pick-up" day to get their gifts. These are just a few of the gifts and services we provide to our clients. The most important is the emergency financial aid in rent, mortgage, and utilities. Without our assistance, many families would otherwise have no heat, food, or shelter. Greer Relief is a blessing to our community for sure. Lynne Grout

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I am on the board for Greer Relief and have been involved with the Sooie't Relief KCBS BBQ event for the past couple of years. All of the proceeds above cost go to help the clients of Greer Relief. The unusual thing about this event is that the not for profit runs the event! Many events benefit a not for profit but they are not hands on and explaining the good work that is done in the community to the attendees. I think this really makes us stand apart, it is a great feeling to speak with an event attendee and explain to them all the ways that Greer Relief helps people in the area. We are very lucky to live in such a great community that looks after each other. It is an honor to be part of this legacy (we celebrated our 75th anniversary this year!).

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I am relatively new to the Greer community, and one of my first experiences here was to attend a fundraiser for Greer Relief. I learned all about this organization's dedication to the community, and I was greatly impressed. Greer Relief to me shows that this community truly cares about its own, even those who are perhaps a bit down on their luck. I feel it is so important for any community to reach out to those in need, and without such organizations a community suffers. To me, Greer Relief is a vital part of the city.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Greer Relief is very dear to my heart. I once fell on hard times and went to Greer Relief for assistance. My experience there was very positive and the staff treated me with the utmost kindness and respect. I had never been to such and organization and was a bit nervous and perhaps even a bit embarrassed. However, everyone I met that day made me feel right at home and very much at ease. I was so impressed with the level of service I received at Greer Relief that I made a vow to myself that I would try, in some way, to give back once I got back on my feet. Since then, I've been able to help the Agency with several fundraisers and food drives. Greer Relief's staff and high level of caring for our community inspired me to give back to an organization which helps so many. The Agency's client-base and needs grow year by year and I, for one, am so grateful that our community has Greer Relief to turn to in times of need. Thank you Greer Relief!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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