Sumter United Ministries

Get to know us

Sumter United Ministries (SUM) is a countywide nonprofit that provides
relief to struggling families and helps them get back on their feet. Our services
include home repair, financial assistance, medical care, emergency shelter and education assistance.




WE ARE COMMUNITY

Sumter believes charity begins at home. We mobilize this communal sense of character to help those in need.

WE BELIEVE IN GOD

Our Christian based initiatives are an extension of the Good Samaritan work that area churches perform.

WE ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE

We love our neighbors as ourselves which means encouraging our clients to serve God by leading independent and productive lives.

Fiscal Year of

2019

4,858 Neighbors in Crisis

$361,001 Program Services, 982 financially assisted, $99,328 in-kind value, 1,330 in-kind, 2,546 food, 495 volunteers, 7,254 volunteer hours, 100 families for Christmas, 163 Thanksgiving Dinners, $30,938 in-kind special project value, 183 volunteers, 824 volunteer hours

2,500 Student Assistance

$1,872 Program Services, 1 Education Assistance Ministry student, 23 volunteers, 54 volunteer hours, $19,860 in-kind project value

25 Construction Projects

$48,892 Program Services, 10 homes, 15 ramps, $556 In-kind value, 260 volunteers, 4,815 volunteer hours

314 Patient Visits

$65,483 Program Services, $52,240 in-kind value, 699 in-kind, 236 volunteers, 833 volunteer hours

5,545 Times a Bed Was Used

$118,614 Program Services, 4,507 men, 1,035 women, $25,727 in-kind value, 1,937 volunteers, 2,029 volunteer hours

$668,146 Total Program Services

$216,561 in-kind value, 1,937 volunteers, 15,640 volunteer hours

You can participate in our

SPECIAL PROJECTS

- Sort or provide school supplies for Students -
Gear Up for Learning
July-August

GEAR UP FOR LEARNING

Sumter United ministries is collecting school supplies for students in need for the coming school year. If you would like more information or sponsor an item contact the ministry at 803-775-0757.

- Volunteer cooks, waiters and waitresses -
Lighthouse Grill
September-October
Sumter County Fair Grounds

'LIGHTHOUSE GRILL' AT THE SUMTER COUNTY FAIR

The Lighthouse Grill is really the only “fund raiser” we do at this ministry. We have a concession stand on the Sumter County Fair Grounds and we have a great time together. It helps bring financial support to the ministry. Call 803-775-0757. Needs List.

- Volunteer to distribute Dinner Boxes -
Giving Thanks 'Dinner Box Program'
November

'GIVING THANKS' DINNER BOX PROGRAM

Giving Thanks dinner is a great way to provide people in our community with all the "fixins" to put together a delicious Thanksgiving feast. Call 803-775-0757. Thanksgiving Food List.

- Sponsor a family for Christmas -
Help an Angle Fly
December

HELP AN ANGEL FLY

Help an Angel Fly is truly amazing to see! We identify people during the year that churches, bible study groups, businesses, individuals, and clubs can adopt and buy gifts for at Christmas. This truly blesses the families and the volunteers! Call 803-775-0757.

volunteers do not
necessarily have the time;
they just have the heart.

Contribute

In Christ's love

Our Focus

  • Lisa, Volunteer Nurse

    “I love coming here…the people that you meet here…it’s just awesome”

  • Debbie, Clinic Patient

    “I thank God and pray for the free clinic everyday…you just don’t know
    what this means to me-You saw me that day-I was at the end of my rope.”

  • Annette & Christopher, Clinic Patients

    “It’s about Faith, and Hope, and Love”
    “…It’s like home…a home away from home”

  • Cheryl, Volunteer Nurse

    “It makes a more well – rounded person to be able to say that you helped where you were needed…
    to give back to the community that you live in”

  • Betty, Volunteer Nurse

    “I would’ve missed a lot, had I not come…those who haven’t joined us yet will find out the same thing”

  • Edith, Crisis Relief Volunteer & Crisis Relief Client

    “you can’t save the world however, when you see that you’ve made a difference
    in one person’s life – that’s the blessing”

  • Russ, Volunteer Doctor

    “It really was a God thing…it was something that God ordained, and He put the pieces in place”

We are supported by

Our Business Alliance Partners

Here you can find how to

Contact US

36 Artillery Drive
PO Box 1017
Sumter, SC 29151