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.
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
2,178 Neighbors in Crisis
$320,505 Program Services, 1,031 financially assisted, $68,988 in-kind value, 190 in-kind, 957 food, 472 volunteers, 6,497 volunteer hours, 93 families for Christmas, 152 Thanksgiving Dinners, $36,300 in-kind special project value, 145 volunteers, 457 volunteer hours
3,201 Student Assistance
$1,872 Program Services, 1 Education Assistance Ministry student, 42 volunteers, 158 volunteer hours, $30,905 in-kind project value
30 Construction Projects
$97,629 Program Services, 17 homes, 13 ramps, $1,026 In-kind value, 248 volunteers, 5,991 volunteer hours
403 Patient Visits
$72,075 Program Services, $85,328 in-kind value, 1,047 in-kind, 231 volunteers, 1,012 volunteer hours
5,724 Times a Bed Was Used
$103,535 Program Services, 4,289 men, 1,435 women, $26,382 in-kind value, 1,724 volunteers, 1,845 volunteer hours
$659,846 Total Program Services
$248,929 in-kind value, 2,862 volunteers, 15,960 volunteer hours
You can participate in our
- Sort or provide school supplies for Students -
- Volunteer cooks, waiters and waitresses -
Sumter County Fair Grounds
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.
- Sponsor a family for Christmas -
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.
We stand for
Crisis Relief Director
Crisis Relief Assistant Director
Client Services Supervisor
Crisis Relief In-Kind Coordinator
Construction Ministry Director
Medical Clinic Director
Medical Clinic Assistant Director
Emergency Shelter Director
Shelter Senior Staff
Hattie Bell Nance
volunteers do not
necessarily have the time;
they just have the heart.
In Christ's love
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”