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Greg Davis
Ascend Federal Credit Union Corporate Communications Lead
Nov 2, 2020 

Ascend Federal Credit Union donates $10,000 

Ascend Federal Credit Union’s $10,000 donation to Partners for Healing will help uninsured patients in southern Middle Tennessee. From left are Partners for Healing board member Jaine Colley; nurse practitioner Faith LeGrone; Ascend President and CEO Caren Gabriel; and Partners for Healing Executive Director Lynn Brumfield.

Ascend Federal Credit Union announced today that it has donated $10,000 to Partners for Healing, a leading non-profit organization headquartered in Tullahoma that provides free primary health care services to the working uninsured. The donation will help the organization fulfill its mission of serving the health care needs of individuals in Coffee, Franklin and Moore counties, where patient visits have increased 23% this year due to the financial pressures of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

“We are honored to support Partners for Healing, an organization that is making a difference in our community,” said Caren Gabriel, CEO of Ascend. “Many individuals and families in Middle Tennessee are now facing tremendous financial challenges as a result of being furloughed, laid off or having their working hours dramatically reduced because of the pandemic. This contribution will help the caregivers at Partners for Healing continue to provide crucial services to patients who may otherwise have had to forgo treatment because they could not afford it.”

“COVID has changed many things this year, but the ongoing needs of our patients have not changed,” said Lynn Brumfield, executive director of Partners for Healing. “They still have high blood pressure and need daily medicine. They still have diabetes and need insulin. They still have transportation issues and financial challenges that make their lives complicated. Ascend’s generous donation has helped to fill a funding void that will allow us to continue to serve our patients in these challenging times.”

Ascend has supported Partners for Healing since 2013. The donation comes from Ascend’s Charitable Donation Account (CDA), which was established in November 2017 by its Board of Directors. The CDA allows Ascend to generate revenue from investments to support various charitable endeavors.