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
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
3647 Neighbors in Crisis
$301,103 Program Services, 603 financially assisted, $76,519 in-kind value, 489 in-kind, 2,555 food, 172 volunteers, 2,630 volunteer hours, 102 families for Christmas, 159 Thanksgiving Dinners, $20,700 in-kind special project value, 90 volunteers, 269 volunteer hours
602 Student Assistance
$289 Program Services, 22 volunteers, 90 volunteer hours, $2,383 in-kind project value
18 Construction Projects
$62,939 Program Services, 15 homes, 3 ramps, $1,041 In-kind value, 263 volunteers, 5,046 volunteer hours
284 Patient Visits
$76,844 Program Services, $48,270 in-kind value, 512 in-kind, 156 volunteers, 464 volunteer hours
2,861 Times a Bed Was Used
$156,998 Program Services, 2,171 men, 690 women, $13,805 in-kind value, 915 volunteers, 1,379 volunteer hours
$670,258 Total Program Services
$160,214 in-kind value, 1,584 volunteers, 10,214 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.
volunteers do not
necessarily have the
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"