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Salvation Army of Athens and Meigs Counties

70 North Plains Road,
The Plains,OH 45780
(740) 797-1305
Salvation Army of Athens and Meigs Counties


Service Hours: Mon-Thurs
Food Pantry: 10:00am-2:00pm
Phone Hrs: 9:00am-3:30pm*

They provide numerous forms of assistance including financial assistance, prison re-entry assistance programs, free clothing assistance, toiletries and diaper assistance. Give them a call to see if they can help.

Basic Needs Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army provides limited financial assistance to low-income households struggling to meet a basic need. Assistance is available up to once per year for applying households and is by appointment only. Individuals interested in applying for financial assistance should call 740-797-1305 Monday-Thursday from 10am-4pm to begin the intake process.

The type of assistance available varies according to fund availability and season, but may include assistance with needs such as utility bills/disconnects, rent, work-related expenses (such as vehicle repair assistance), or other assorted expenses related to a basic need.

All assistance is paid directly to the creditor (i.e. utility company, landlord) by The Salvation Army- we are not able to provide cash directly to the client. If you have additional questions regarding Salvation Army bill assistance, please contact us at 740-797-130.

Vision Program

The Salvation Army is an intake site for Prevent Blindness, a program which provides eligible clients with no-cost eye examinations and glasses assistance (details about eligibility are available on the programs website. To schedule an appointment for an intake contact our office at 740-797-1305.
Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)

The Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) program is an annual assistance grant available to low-income AEP customers to assist with AEP disconnects. Application period, requirements, and assistance amounts vary each program year, but assistance is generally available mid-winter and mid-summer. Details on current application periods will be posted to the 'latest news' section of the website, or may be inquired by calling us at 740-797-1305.

Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.