Self Regional Healthcare Awards Agency $103,000

Self Regional Healthcare Announces $268,770 in Community Grants

Santa Claus came a little early to five local nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and wellbeing of the community.Self Regional Healthcare has awarded $268,700 in its latest round of community improvement grants, which will:

  • Provide AEDs (automatic external defibrillator) to public places that may need a way to respond to a heart-related emergency
  • Help a local outreach organization begin offering preventive care health services
  • Maintain the facility that houses the Soup Kitchen, Clinica Gratis, United Way and other critical access agencies
  • Help provide treatment for children and adults of sexual violence and abuse
  • Assist bilingual/bicultural patients who require healthcare services including diabetes management, medical referrals and mental health screening and counseling.

The five local organizations receiving community outreach funding:

  • Community Initiatives, Inc./Clinica Gratis — $40,000
  • Beyond Abuse — $103,000
  • Self Regional’s Heart and Vascular Community Outreach — $16,020
  • Greater Greenwood United Ministry — $64,750
  • United Center for Community Care — $45,000

With these grants, the amount of community funding Self Regional has provided in 2014 totals $858,200. The Community Outreach committee, which consists of community and business leaders, physicians, and representatives from Self Regional, consider proposal requests and make decisions on funding. Nonprofit organizations can contact Selynto Anderson at (864) 725-4164 or for more information.

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