The Salvation Army Hires Oconee Service Center Director

(Greenville, SC)—The Salvation Army of Greenville, SC, announces the hiring of Debra Andrews as the director of the new Salvation Army Oconee Service Center. In June 2018, Majors Grady and Shelly Pearson retired from service with The Salvation Army, beginning The Salvation Army of Oconee’s transition from a corps to a service center.

Andrews brings 20 years of experience in non-profits to The Salvation Army, and she has previously worked with the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the National Dropout Prevention Center and more. Andrews also has a background in graphic design, drama and teaching. She has lived in Oconee since 1990, so she is closely in touch with the needs of the area.

“Between my experience working in non-profits and living in Oconee, I hope to further cause of The Salvation Army of Oconee,”Andrews says. “The Oconee Service Center will offer sustainable and holistic social services to those in need, and I am excited to do the most good for the people of Oconee.”

“The Salvation Army of Greenville welcomes Debra Andrews as the Oconee Service Center Director,”says Major Pete Costas, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greenville. “We are excited to see how she will guide Oconee’s transition from corps to service center and how she will sustain and grow The Salvation Army of Oconee’s social ministry and outreach services.”

The Oconee Service Center is located on100 Debra Street, Seneca, SC 29678, and The Salvation Army Family Store is located on 104 Colonial Plaza Drive, Seneca, SC 29678.


About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. Locally, 86 cents out of every $1 donated is returned to the community through life saving and changing programs. For more information, go to or see the national website at