Meet the impact of your gifts to Greer Relief. Meet Nita. Nita is an AmeriCorps Member at Greer Relief and is in her second year of service. She is a tax preparer, resource navigator, case manager, a disability application wizard, and a listening ear. She is a mother to her daughter Maya Grace, and protector of her bonus baby (foster child), Nathan.
Nita does all of this while making a very modest AmeriCorps stipend. She is the coordinator and a member of the Greer Food Co-op, which is a collaborative effort to address food insecurity in the Greer community. She participates in the Christmas Morning Shoppe to make sure her normal monthly bills are paid. She’s passionate about teaching budgeting classes, because she relates to our neighbors and knows the importance of planning. Nita is an amazing example of receiving a little, but giving all of yourself to service. Service to God, family, friends, Greer Relief, and our community.
Greer Relief is proud to serve the thousands of neighbors who receive life’s basic necessities, like food and electricity. We’re proud of the Christmas Morning Shoppe that provides a full Christmas for over 100 families. However, we’re most proud of our neighbors participating in our transformational programs. They are doing the hard work, making changes to their lives, and flourishing. We’re proud Nita is one of these neighbors and on the Greer Relief team.
Giving to Greer Relief doesn’t simply buy a meal, answer the crisis, or supply blankets in the cold winter months. Giving to Greer Relief is an investment in people. It’s an investment our community. It’s in an investment in Nita and others like her. We ask that Greer Relief be part of your giving this holiday season. Giving here is giving to Greer.
The Greer Relief Team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Caroline T. Robertson