A grant has been awarded to Mission Lexington by Lexington Medical Center Foundation for prescription medications in the amount of $5,000. “We’re beyond grateful to Lexington Medical Center for their continued support through this grant,” said Robin W. Bowers, Executive Director of Mission Lexington. “This continued partnership allows us toContinue Reading

Caregivers Need Your Help! No one has been hit harder during the pandemic than family caregivers. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other chronic illness is a full time and unpaid job. Now more than ever, these families need hope and relief from pandemic challenges like reduced support systems, isolationContinue Reading

Central Carolina Community Foundation has named new members to its Board of Trustees:  • Julie C. Albrecht, Vice President, CFO at Sonoco Products Company;  • Clifford Bourke, Jr., Vice President of Legal Services at Southeastern Freight Lines, Inc.;  • Andy Folsom, Vice President, Strategic Investments, M&A and Tax at BlueCrossContinue Reading

Together SC, the state’s network of nonprofit organizations has announced four new board members elected by its nonprofit member organizations from across South Carolina. They include Nicole Echols, executive director of the Pee Dee Branch of Harvest Hope Food Bank in Florence; John Hart III, executive director of Good SamaritanContinue Reading

The Big Red Barn Retreat (BRBR) has been named the recipient of a $25,000 Dorothy D. Smith Charitable Foundation grant. The Foundation’s contribution will fund free weekly yoga and tai chi classes for veterans, active duty service members, first responders and their families. Post-traumatic and/or combat-related stress is a criticalContinue Reading

Saturday morning participants for the Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck began to file into the parking lot of Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin for the third annual run hosted by The Justin Pepper Foundation. This year, things were a little different. Physical therapists, from Drayer Physical Therapy checkedContinue Reading

Gene Swygert, retired construction engineer with Sloan ConstructionCompany has been appointed to the advisory board of Leeza’s Care Connection Foundation. Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’s Care Connection, made the announcement earlier last month. Leeza’s Care Connection focuses on people who are caregivers in the midlands area to a relative orContinue Reading

The Third Annual Justin Pepper 5K (JP5K) may have a different feel this year, with temperature checks upon arrival and staggered start times for social distancing but The Justin Pepper Foundation will be holding the event this Saturday, September 5, at Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin. According to JustinContinue Reading

It’s been said that Alzheimer’s is a woman’s disease. Women are both more likely to develop the disease and more likely be dementia caregivers. Older theories proposed that women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s because they live longer, but research does not support this theory. Researchers are now wondering isContinue Reading

This week marks three years since Columbia-based non-profit Serve & Connect launched Greg’s Groceries, a program that provides police departments with boxes of non-perishable food to share with individuals and families in need. Greg’s Groceries is named in honor of Greg Alia, a Forest Acres Police Officer killed in theContinue Reading

Providence Home, a transitional ministry for men, is expanding with a new dormitory at 3421 N. Main Street. The 2-story brick building is not only a beautiful addition to an already improving streetscape on North Main Street, but also adds 27 beds to the campus, almost doubling the ministry’s housingContinue Reading