What is Greer Community Ministries? GCM is a faith based organization with the philosophy that, "no elderly, home bound or disadvantaged person in the Greater Greer area will go hungry."
How did it get started? In 1972 a Greer minister, Rev. Johnny Stack, and a committee of local citizens founded GCM with the purpose of beginning a Meals on Wheels program. The following year, 25 senior adults began receiving weekly Meals on Wheels. The Senior Dining, Food Pantry, and Sharon's Closet programs were added between 1973 and 1984.
According to the 2012 US Census, 227,642 South Carolina senior adults are isolated and living alone while 182,244 are threatened by hunger.
26,000 people live in the Greer area and 10.9% of our population is 65 or over while 21.86% percent of our families are below poverty levels. Many times individuals and their families must decide between buying food or paying for other necessities, such as housing, utilities, or medical care. For these reasons, GCM was created!
LeAnne the Broker here at the Expert Real Estate Team visited Greer Community Ministries to see what services they provided in our area. She said "you should go check it out, it was a real eye opener." Each weekday they have a senior dining program, where they provide Meals on Wheels for over 300 homebound, they have a food pantry and a clothing closet for those in need as well.
How can you help?
All of it is paid through grants, fundraising and DONATIONS!!!
There is a real need for coats, shoes, boys clothes and non-perishable foods. Our team is going through our closets and pulling out anything we don't wear and we are asking you to do the same. Our team will make sure that Greer Community Ministries receives any donations or items you drop off at our office (3165 N. Highway 14, Greer 29651). If you have any questions please feel free to call (864) 558-9054 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out their website at www.GCMINC.org. Thank you for your generosity ahead of time!