Shelby County Community Outreach

Shelby County Community Outreach


Any NA meetings that were going to be held at SCCO HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT.
Have to give a "shout-out" to Shelby County Community Outreach!!! I contacted them for some odd jobs to be done here on the farm that were either beyond my capability or just plain dangerous! Ron French came out last week and did various jobs for me. This invaluable program assists those folks in the home that are in need of someone to do repairs and upkeep that allows them to stay in their own home. And this is only one of their many contributions to Shelby County!!! Thank you so much!!!
Many thanks to SCCO, Ron French, for all the work he did this morning here! So appreciate it!
CHALLENGE: Find 2 hours of your time between November 10 and December 24 to ring a Salvation Army bell at HyVee or Shopko! After you put in your time challenge one other person to do the same. To get on the schedule call Marian at 579-5626.

Bell Ringing Schedule:
November 10 through December 24;
Locations: SHOPKO or HyVEE;
2 hour shifts:
​10:00am-12:00noon (except Sundays)​; ​​12:00noon-2:00pm​; ​2:00pm-4:00pm​​; ​4:00pm-6:00pm​​; ​6:00pm-8:00pm​

Here's where the monies go:
90% of all Salvation Army funds collected in Shelby County are used right here in Shelby County.
West Central Community Action uses the funds to help families meet their utility bills when they run short.
Turkeys for the holidays are provided with SA funds in November for low income families
Public Health Office uses funds to provide lice kits and diapers to families in need.
They also provide fans for the elderly in hot weather.
Harlan Police Department and Shelby Corn Crib help stranded motorists with lodging and gas cards.
SCCO writes Salvation Army Special Projects grants for various projects such as the Back Pack Ministry
and Winter Apparel for Kids.
Thank you for helping Salvation Army help Shelby County.

*Hero's Attic Used Furniture*Small Home Repairs*Community Service Projects*Bridging the Gap We are Shelby County Community Outreach, known as SCCO.

We are a faith-based, non-profit organization which is not affiliated with any particular church or group. Our goal is to distribute the love of Jesus in Shelby County through our services, and exemplify that love by our actions and lives. Our founding mission was to provide small home repairs and maintenance to the elderly, disabled and low income residents of Shelby County. Since then we've maintained this aspect of our service, while also branching out into other areas of assistance. Among these are:

Hero's Attic - Our home furnishings center, where affordable items are made available to the public. We accept donations which are microwave size or larger. Temporary Housing - Up to 30 days worth of transitional housing for those who have fallen upon hard times. Mentoring - Adult and youth programs are available, which teach life skills with a biblical foundation. Community Service - Organizing volunteer groups to go out and make a difference in our community and to serve where they are needed most.

Operating as usual


SCCO is closed today, Feb. 4.

SCCO is closed today, Feb. 4.



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Hero's Attic Used Home Furnishings

SCCO/Hero's Attic will be closed from December 25-January 4. We'll be back on our feet and ready to roll Tuesday, January 5th!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Tables and chairs 60%off in December!


Table and chairs 60%off in December!



The Salvation Army USA

The need has always been there – this year, it just happens to be greater. Help us and Candace as we rescue Christmas for those facing poverty this season.


The Salvation Army USA

With fewer Red Kettles to support those in need, your $25 monthly donation helps rescue Christmas for the most vulnerable.


Hero's Attic Used Home Furnishings

Hero's Attic will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th, Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th. Have a safe and restful holiday!


Hero's Attic Used Home Furnishings

Its Bell Ringing time!


Salvation Army of Shelby County

Did you know that Salvation Army of Shelby County has helped 40 families this year with utility assistance, gas cards, lodging and other emergency related needs? We are able to help others because of the generosity of the people of Shelby County who drop cash in the red kettles in November and December. Thank you! If you'd like to volunteer to ring bells to help this effort, we will begin sign ups in October.

[08/11/20]   SCCO and Hero's Attic will close at 4:00 Tuesday, August 11 for our annual Golf Fundraiser.


EJ Leinen - State Farm Agent

We have some exciting news to share!! We love how our Quotes for Good® is going for Shelby County Community Outreach that we have decided to extend it into the month of July. During the month of July call, stop-in or email EJ Leinen – State Farm to get a free Home, Auto and Life quote and for every new household we quote we will donate $10 to Shelby County Community Outreach. Call us for a quote, tag your friends and share this post!


Mobile Food Pantry Drive Through Monday!


Coming soon...SCCO Restore.


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Please note the update to the ordering system. Call us on Thursday and let us do the shopping for you!


Get a quote, mention our organization, we get a donation! It's just that simple. :)
Thank you, EJ Leinen - State Farm Agen! (Don't forget to "like" their page too!)

Exciting News!

EJ Leinen – State Farm and Shelby County Community Outreach are teaming up for the “Quotes for Good®” program. Another way of State Farm being a Good Neighbor®. During the month of June call, stop-in or email EJ Leinen – State Farm to get a free Home, Auto and Life quote. For every new household we quote we will donate $10 to Shelby County Community Outreach. Call me for a quote, tag your friends, and share this post!!

Together, we can turn caring into doing!


Harvest of Hope Church is giving away free groceries in front of SCCO today 5/12/20 until about 11:30am. Spread the word.


We will reopen our door with our regular hours on May 1st thanks to the Covid 19 restrictions being lifted. Please continue to use the safety guidelines as recommended.


From Ellen Walsh Roseman at HCHD Food Service, requesting food for the weekend food packages, serving 170 local families:


SCCO/Hero's Attic is closed until April 30, however we will still allow a few people into the store by appointment only. We will be checking our phone messages and will return your call as soon as possible. Stay home and stay well! 712-235-7226 03/23/2020

COVID-19 Response & Resources IEDA is gathering resources and information that may be of use to our partners across the state. 03/19/2020

Volunteer Sign-Up

The Shelby County Iowa – Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SCI-COAD) group is in the process of establishing a volunteer reception center, of sorts. Shelby County Emergency Manager has asked the SCI-COAD to assist with finding, vetting and interviewing volunteers needed throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic.

You will find a google form doc that will allow the public to send us their information.

Please share this google doc form as far and wide as possible. Once volunteer information is collected, the SCI-COAD will interview and screen potential volunteers and help assign them with various volunteer needs in the community.

Thank you and stay healthy!

Dena Matthews
Outreach Director/FaDSS Specialist
West Central Community Action
[email protected]
p (712) 755-5602 | f (712) 755-2714
1017 7th Street | Harlan IA 51537 | Shelby County is looking for volunteers to help those affected by COVID-19/Coronavirus. If you are healthy and able to help those in need please fill out this form. When a volunteer opportunity arises we will contact you. Your information will be kept private and only shared with Shelby County EMA a...

[03/18/20]   For assistance in the Shelby County area dial 211. There may be a long wait to get to talk to someone. They may be able to direct you to resources. You canalso try It's a website that lists the local resources


SCCO closed early today. Stay safe out there! 01/17/2020

Image: snow-clip-art-9 at Hurley Library

SCCO/Hero's Attic is CLOSED todat. Found on Google from


Hurry, while they last...

A few remaining Bake Sale items and Centerpieces by My Nest at Town & Country Credit Union today. Proceeds go to support SCCO.


Hero's Attic Used Home Furnishings

Details on food pantry

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1105 8th St
Harlan, IA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 18:00
Thursday 10:30 - 18:00
Friday 10:30 - 15:00
Saturday 10:30 - 15:00
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2519 Southwest Ave
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Empowering families and individuals to achieve their highest potential.