2015 Summary of Services
(brackets ( )indicate total since opening in 1986)
INTERVIEWS – 3,622 (13,387) interviews were conducted to determine needs.
FOOD PANTRY– 6,024individuals received food for one week (3 meals a day) about 126,504 meals (approx. cost - $0.34 per meal) [Total since opening Aug. 1986-143,996 individuals = 3,023,916 meals]
SENIOR FOOD PROGRAM - An average of 454 needy elderly received a week’s worth of food each month (average cost-$7.14/week) (An average of 75 seniors were served from ACTS’ Jackson satellite center and 38 from the Wagener center which opened in October) a total of 5,456 individuals served this year.
CLOTHING - 3,370 individuals received several outfits of clothing. (Donated clothing is sorted and only clean, good condition, and in-style clothing is given to our clients.) [Total –77,464 individuals]
UTILITIES – 1,376 families were provided utility assistance by providing portable heaters, fans or direct payment to utility companies to prevent shut off of gas, electricity, or water service. [Total -19,738 families]
MEDICAL– 257 individuals were provided medical assistance which included: individuals who received prescription assistance; and who received dental assistance; as well as those who received medical equipment assistance.
FURNITURE - 16 homes received furnishings. [Total – 3,480] Many of these were burn-outs, church and agency referrals. ACTS supplied as much furniture as was available.
HOUSEWARES-87 families received housewares (sheets, blankets, drapes, kitchen equipment, china, flatware, etc.) [Total-6,727 families]
OTHER SERVICES- 295 individuals or families were provided a variety of services including reading glasses or prescription eyeglasses, and adult or children’s diapers.
PRIOR INITIATIVES- ACTS established the Community Medical Clinic (formerly ACTS of Caring Clinic) and worked with Salvation Army to establish the Homeless shelter. ACTS also worked with Our Lady of the Valley and the Lower Savannah Council of Governments to establish the Medication Assistance Program.
ACTS NEVER GIVES MONEY TO CLIENTS – Accounts are paid directly to utility companies, drug stores etc.
ACTS Received the Angel Award in 2011 from Secretary of State Mark Hammond.
The U.S. department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.
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Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 645-6136 (in Spanish)
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Getting food orders ready
We partner with other community agencies when appropriate to try to meet the needs of those seeking assistance.
Diana ACTS Operator at work
We're open for Client services Monday - Friday 11:00 - 3:00.
To schedule an appointment please call 803-642-5919.
We open each day with prayer asking God to guide us and thanking Him for allowing us to serve in his name to our neighbors in need.
We provide assistance with food, clothes, utilities, medication, and house wares & furniture for referrals from the Cumbee Shelter and victims of fire.
We offer a Senior Food Program (distribution in Aiken, Jackson, and now in Wagener) for qualifying Seniors the 3rd Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Volunteers helping with a donation of food
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