Homeless Vet Experiences the Rescue of a Lifetime

Categories: Adult Ministries, General, Homelessness, Men, Miracles, Other, Partnerships, recovery

When Fred Barksdale’s Veterans Administration counselor picked him up from the closing veterans’ boardinghouse with only the clothes he was wearing, Fred was homeless, hopeless, and tired. Even though he had been clean and sober for five years, he couldn’t just turn things around. “What I thought was a gutter fall turned out to be …

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Furman Interns FUEL Healthy Initiatives at Miracle Hill

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Other, Overcomers Center, Partnerships, recovery, Volunteers

“Is skipping breakfast better than eating a bad breakfast?” The first question came from the back of the Overcomer Center chapel while other men were filing in. Gabe Silveira, an intern with Furman University’s FUEL program, took it in stride. “That’s a good question. Let me think a minute.” Four other men slipped into their …

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Corners of Your Field Promotes Cycle of Giving

Categories: Adult Ministries, Food Relief, Homelessness, Men, Other, Partnerships, Thrift Operations

As the Faith in Action Outreach Coordinator of a downtown church, I am often in the position to help folks in need of shelter, food, or clothing. I get calls from single parents looking for help with school clothes for their children and from families in need of a place to stay the night. Inmates …

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Solar Power Fuels Savings and Sustainability

Categories: General, Other, Partnerships

The sun is shining on Miracle Hill, and with the addition of solar panels at four of the ministry’s nine shelters, we hope to capture as much of it as we can and conserve resources in the process. It’s a project that began several months ago when Miracle Hill learned about grant money available through …

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Miracle Hill Celebrates 80 Years Helping the Homeless and Hurting

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Announcements, Children's Ministries, Events, Foster Care, Fundraising, Homelessness, Miracles, Other, Overcomers Center, Partnerships, Thrift Operations, Volunteers

When Miracle Hill Ministries began in 1937 as a small soup kitchen in downtown Greenville, little did the founding leaders realize the lasting impact their vision to serve the “least of these” would have on the Upstate community.  Miracle Hill now has 9 shelters across the Upstate caring for the homeless or addicted and is …

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