AREA CHURCHES TOGETHER SERVING
The purpose of ACTS is to give temporary and emergency aid in the name of Christ to persons in need in the Aiken, SC, area.
ACTS assistance may include food, clothing, overdue utility bill assistance, prescriptions, heater or fan. (See our "Services" page for more information.)
ACTS is funded through local churches; individual, business and organizational contributions; grants; and the ACTS Resale Store.
Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS) began serving clients on August 4, 1986 with sixteen local churches participating. It was obvious in the beginning that there was a need for an organization such as ACTS. Presently, there are approximately 67 churches involved in the work that we do.
Volunteers serve the Lord by handling the needs of people who come to ACTS. An attempt is made to meet both the physical and spiritual needs when clients are interviewed. They are encouraged to become part of a church of their choice, thus making that church aware of their needs.
A daily morning prayer is conducted and Clients are invited to join in if they choose to do so.
Since our founding, we have provided:
Many people in our area are within one paycheck or less of financial trouble. Many need food, clothing, warmth, prescription medicine, home furnishings, or additional assistance. Reaching out in Christ's name to those among us who need a helping hand is ACTS mission.
ACTS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. In accordance with Federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY).
ACTS is a United Way Agency