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Spartanburg Regional Foundation Awards Grants That Benefit Union County

Daniel Prince

Transportation services, substance abuse help, patient simulator among many programs funded

Several organizations and projects that benefit people in Union County received a boost from the Spartanburg Regional Foundation recently. Earlier this month, the foundation announced $601,000 in grants for health initiatives for organizations promoting health and wellness in the community.

AccessHealth Spartanburg received $29,901 to support transportation services for patients in Union and Cherokee counties. FAVOR Upstate received $10,000 to support comprehensive, research-based service to combat Substance Abuse Disorder among residents of Union, Spartanburg, and Cherokee counties. The Louvenia D. Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation received $5000 to implement monthly support group meetings in Union, Spartanburg, and Cherokee counties. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Nursing Education program received $17,000 to purchase a wireless patient simulator and accessories for clinical training at Union Medical Center, Cherokee Medical Center, and Spartanburg Medical Center-Mary Black Campus. The Family Effect received $5000 to ensure continued access to medically supervised, residential detox services for Union, Spartanburg, and Cherokee residents at the Phoenix Center. Union Medical Center’s Nursing Services received $19,500 to promote awareness about the opioid crisis in partnership with the Union County Behavioral Task Force.

To find out more about the foundation, visit

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