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Greer Relief, Middle Tyger Community Center awarded Spartanburg Regional Foundation grants

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Walter Bennett, Greer Relief Board President, and Caroline Robertson, Greer Relief Executive Director, accepted the $8,000 awarded by the Spartanburg Regional Foundation Wednesday morning.
 
 

Jim Fair

Walter Bennett, Greer Relief Board President, and Caroline Robertson, Greer Relief Executive Director, accepted the $8,000 awarded by the Spartanburg Regional Foundation Wednesday morning.

 

 



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The Spartanburg Regional Foundation awarded $646,000 to 30 agencies for health initiatives at its annual awards ceremony,
 

Jim Fair

The Spartanburg Regional Foundation awarded $646,000 to 30 agencies for health initiatives at its annual awards ceremony,

 

Greer Relief and The Middle Tyger Community Center were among the recipients of $646,000 in grants awarded for health initiatives by the Spartanburg Regional Foundation.

The Foundation awards grants to upstate non-profits working to improve the health of communities. Thirty agencies were awarded grants Wednesday morning in Spartanburg at the Piedmont Club.

Greer Relief was awarded $8,000 to provide funds for a software program called Charity Tracker to help prevent homelessness for at-risk disabled and/or elderly members of Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford communities.

“This is specific to health-challenged residents that have gone through their health benefits,” said Caroline Robinson, Executive Director of Greer Relief. Robinson and Walter Bennett, from the Pelham Medical Center and Greer Relief board president, attended the ceremony

Middle Tyger Community Center was awarded $20,000 for assistance to renovate the driveway and entrance of the Senior Wellness Center so the facility will be accessible to visitors with disabilities.

“We are proud to support nonprofits and healthcare system programs that make Spartanburg healthier, said Kristy Caradori, executive director of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation. “We are grateful to our community for the opportunity to give back to improve health and wellness,” 

Agencies awarded grants, value and description are:

• AccessHealth Spartanburg $67,790
This grant provides funding for a new AccessHealth building and patient screening tools.

• Angels Charge Ministry $5,000
Provides funding for previously incarcerated women who need intensive behavioral health counseling, medications and dental care.

• Birth Matters $1,750
Provides assistance with staff training for doula certification.

• Carolina Farms and Hatchery $1,500
Funds equipment to support a food donation program

• Christmas In Action $11,000
Provides funding to build or repair wheelchair ramps and provide home repairs to disadvantaged elderly or disabled homeowners in Spartanburg County.
 
• Faith, Hope and Love Christian Ministries $4,000
Provides funding assistance to increase the capacity of a halfway house for men.

• Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute $2,433
Funds a pilot program for a young clinical investigators camp at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute.

• Greer Relief & Resources Agency $8,000
Provides funds for a software program called Charity Tracker to help prevent homelessness for at-risk disabled and/or elderly members of Greer, Taylors, Duncan, Lyman and Wellford communities.

• Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve $10,000
Provides funds for materials to build a handicap accessible multi-sensory garden.

• Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Inc. $10,000
Provides funds to purchase equipment and supplies for the Pediatric Oral Health Program.

• Landrum Rescue Squad $11,000
Provides funds to purchase an Automated Chest Compression System for the Landrum area.

• Medical Group of the Carolinas—Senior Health $5,000
Supports elderly patients with transportation, medical equipment or prescriptions.

• Middle Tyger Community Center $20,000
Provides funding assistance to renovate the driveway and entrance of the Senior Wellness Center so the facility will be accessible to visitors with disabilities.

• Project HOPE Foundation $15,000
Provides funding for the renovation of a new therapeutic clinic in Spartanburg for children with autism.

• Road to Royalty $750
This grant provides funding to purchase supplies and materials for a pilot program in Woodruff to promote self-awareness, sisterhood and leadership among nine- to 12-year-old girls.

• Spartanburg Medical Center Administration $154,676
This grant provides funding for renovations of a new Employee Health location.

• Spartanburg Medical Center Behavioral Health $34,500
Provides funding for renovations, brain stimulation therapy equipment and training for employees.

• Spartanburg Medical Center – Emergency Center $8,403
Funds five video/audio systems to support patient needs.

• Spartanburg Medical Center – Nursing Administration $51,250
Pays for course materials for employees seeking professional nursing certifications.

• Spartanburg Medical Center – Organ, Tissue, Eye Donor Program $5,000
This grant will start an organ, tissue and eye donation program fund.

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education $60,000
• Provides funding for renovations and furnishings for a new chapel at Spartanburg Medical Center.

• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Corporate Education $42,650
This grant provides funding to train 13 additional Crisis Prevention Institute instructors.

• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Sports Medicine Institute $29,000
Funds six Cardea Portable Electrocardiogram Units and supplies, which will be used during pre-sports participation exams for student athletes.

• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation Services $5,098
Funds training equipment to help improve staff skills.

• Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Transportation Services $26,000
Funds a Stryker Power-LOAD system, which will reduce repetitive lifting injuries and allow paramedics to focus on the patient.

• St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic $16,000
Provides funds to purchase equipment and software for an educational classroom.

• Temple Education Ministries, Inc. $5,000
Provides funds to purchase freezer blankets that will assist in the transportation of food to at-risk individuals.

• The Family Effect $4,200
Provides funding assistance for renovations to the Phoenix Center’s outpatient facility, which provides treatment for those who struggle with substance abuse.

The Salvation Army $6,000
Provides funds to purchase parts to repair a freezer used to store food donations.

• Union Medical Center Administration $25,000
Grant supports a telemedicine cart and IT connectivity.

 

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