Greer Relief & Resources Agency

A nonprofit organization

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$6,000 Goal

Prevention is at the core of our mission. In 1936, in the depth of the Great Depression, Greer citizens founded Greer Relief to help prevent their neighbors from starving and freezing. We have continued to fight hunger and homelessness in our community. Our focus has matured with time, and today, we intervene when crisis threatens a family’s life using proven practices that meet needs and offer solutions to alter each family’s trajectory.

Our key methods include:

Case Management

Financial Support


Next Step Education

We believe that our community’s health is reflected by its residents’ well being. Similar to the circumstances surrounding the Great Depression, circumstances contributing to need are complex. Families may need relief due to generational cycles of poverty and addiction. Conversely, families may encounter a completely unexpected crisis, such as job loss, injury, a death, or other disaster.

The long term goal of Greer Relief is to help recipients identify their core problems and to treat the situation, not just their immediate need. In 2018, 3,355 neighbors in need received Greer Relief assistance. As a testimony to our prevention efforts, we track repeat requests for assistance. 65% of our neighbors were new to need!

Greer Relief receives funding from the United Way of Greenville County and the United Way of the Piedmont. We also rely heavily upon donations of time, goods, and money from concerned citizens, businesses, and faith-based groups to meet the needs of our neighbors.


In-Kind food, personal, and household assistance

Rapid assistance- for small financial emergency assistance requests

Case management- removes the initial roadblock by providing financial assistance to shift from crisis to stability.

Thrive Hub- is a centralized process to apply for programs SNAP, Medicaid, disability, and more.  


To help neighbors thrive, purposeful goal centered plans are created together in case management.

RENEW- Reaching every neighbor in every way:

Is an education, enrichment, and life skills program open to anyone. RENEW is designed to help neighbors improve our community, through meaningful participation and sustainable living.

Financial Wellness

Job Services 

Healthy Living

Visit our website for more information about our classes

VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Operates February - tax due date offering free tax preparation to the community. 

In 2021, 3,796 neighbors in need received assistance,

4,318 neighbors received 10+ days of food,

$622,287.56 prevented homelessness by paying 584 rent/mortgage/utility bills for 1,310 neighbors

$1,004,494 tax refunds to 549 homes were prepared for FREE (a 72% increase YOY)

2,095 RENEW Rewards earned (a 30% increase YOY)

282 little smiles from our Christmas Morning Shoppe

11,209 volunteer hours donated (a 30% increase YOY) by over 300 Volunteers. 

Interesting in helping support our mission? Click the link below to donate online now!


Organization Data


Organization name

Greer Relief & Resources Agency

Tax id (EIN)



Humanitarian Aid


PO BOX 1303
GREER, SC 29652