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A Hand Up

Greater Greenwood United Ministry extends the hands of Jesus Christ to assist those in our community in life and medical crisis.

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Providing Hope and Help in a Moment of Life Crisis

Greater Greenwood United Ministry addresses the needs of the “whole person”, offering assistance to keep individuals in their home with the lights on, and critical medical care that will improve quantity and quality of life.


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Become A Church Partner

Join over 65 local churches in partnership with Greater Greenwood United Ministry. Working together makes a much larger impact on those in crisis in our community.

Together we can:

  • Provide shelter and stability to a family facing eviction
  • Provide light, warmth, and coolness to a family facing utility disconnection
  • Provide steps to overcome chronic crisis and move to sustainability
  • Provide a medical home for the uninsured
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How You Can Personally Help

It certainly does take a village…….

Ecclesiastes 4:9 tells us, “Two are better than one, because they will have a good return for their labor”. Give of your gifts, talents, and resources, as you are able. Nothing you can share is too small, as it will be joined with others’ gifts, talents, and resources for good.

Consider the following ways to connect with us:

  • Pray
  • Donate
  • Volunteer
  • Provide non-perishables for the Emergency Food Pantry
  • Provide a meal to feed volunteers of our Thursday evening clinic
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Need Crisis Ministry Help?

The Greater Greenwood Crisis Ministry serves individuals facing a life crisis.

Services available include:

  • Financial Assistance (rent evictions and utility disconnections)
  • Emergency Food Pantry
  • Employment and Financial Coaching
  • Crisis Emergency Referrals
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Need Medical Help?

The Greater Greenwood United Ministries Free Medical Clinic serves anyone who cannot afford health insurance yet does not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare.

Services available include:

  • Primary, Internal Medicine and Gynecological Medical Care
  • Women’s Health Clinic
  • In-House Pharmacy
  • Dental Extractions
  • Diabetic Education/Case Management
  • Disease Prevention

Community Impact in 2021

Crisis Ministry

Component 1 (1)

$83,736 in financial assistance

for rent evictions and utility disconnections.

Component 2 (1)

13,526 pounds of food

from the emergency food pantry.

Component 3 (1)

39 referrals for employment

and financial coaching.

Component 4

63 received

free eyeglasses.

Free Medical Clinic

Component 5

1,446 patients

accepted for medical care visits.

Component 6


medications dispensed.

Component 7


flu shots administered.

Component 8

32 referred

for dental extractions.

Component 9

$1,724,044 value

of services offered through the GGUM Free Medical Clinic.

Learn How You Can Give Individuals In Our Community Hope, Health, And A “Hand Up”

If not you... Who?
If not now...When?

We need you to respond to the hundreds in our community who face life and medical crisis every day! Together, God will work through Greater Greenwood United Ministry to offer help to “the least of these.”

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News and Events

Vision Rings True in 2022!

Greater Greenwood United Ministry's Crisis Ministry is on the Move

After nearly 3-decades at its current location shared with the Ministry's Free Medical Clinic, GGUM's Crisis Ministry is preparing to relocate to its own space in a newly donated building.


NewSpring Church Delivers!

Thank You NewSpring Church, Greenwood for one of the biggest Food Donations ever! Psalm 146:7 tells us, "He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry."

NewSpring members donated tons of food during the church's food drive for Greater Greenwood United Ministry (GGUM). NewSpring volunteer, Adam Widdle did the honors recently and dropped off one of 3 huge hauls at GGUM's Uptown Greenwood warehouse.


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