Volunteers from First Presbyterian Church volunteering for Day of Service
2013 SUMMARY OF SERVICE TO THE NEEDY
(brackets [ ] indicate total since opening in 1986)
INTERVIEWS - 3,747 interviews were conducted to determine needs
FOOD PANTRY - 6,433 individuals received food for one week (3 meals a day) about 127,953 meals (approx. cost - $0.34 per meal) [Total since opening Aug. 1986-129,994 individuals = 2,729,874 meals]
SENIOR FOOD PROGRAM - An average of 432 needy elderly received a weeks worth of food each month (average cost-$7.14/week) (An average of 75 seniors were served from ACTS’ Jackson satellite center) a total of 5,193 individuals served this year.
CLOTHING - 3,371 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 –703,408 individuals]
UTILITIES - 1,498 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 -17,768 families]
MEDICATIONS - 250 individuals received prescription medication assistance.
FURNITURE - 24 homes received furnishings. [Total – 3,534] Many of these were burn-outs, church and agency referrals. ACTS supplied as much furniture as was available.
HOUSEWARES -143 families received housewares (sheets, blankets, drapes, kitchen equipment, china, flatware, etc.) [Total-6,495 families]
OTHER SERVICES - 377 individuals or families were provided a variety of services including eyeglasses, emergency food, diapers or transient food bags, medical equipment (wheelchairs walkers, etc.).
For special requests, such as orthopedic shoes or braces, or needs that fall outside our policy guidelines, individual churches have given extra funds to fill those needs.
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 store’s etc.
January 21, 2014
"The U.S. Department pf Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familal or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program or actively conducted or funded by the Department.(Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requeted in the form. Send your completed compliant form or letter to us by mail at U.S> Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Indeoendance Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indivividuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer".
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 and Jackson) for qualifying Seniors the 3rd Saturday of every month from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
One of our volunteers helping a senior out with her groceries.
We partner with other community agencies when appropriate to try to meet the needs of those seeking assistance.
Receptionist at work
Food order ready to go!