Ascend Federal Credit Union Donates $10,000 to Partners for Healing

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TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – (TN Tribune) – 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 Partners for Healing fulfill its mission of serving the health care needs of individuals in Coffee, Franklin and Moore counties. Ascend has supported Partners for Healing since 2013. “Once again, we are pleased to assist our friends at Partners for Healing,” said Caren Gabriel, Ascend president and CEO. “Without aid from Partners for Healing, Middle Tennesseans who need the most help might otherwise go without treatment because they can’t afford it. This organization is making a significant impact in our community.” Due to the increased need for mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of mental health patients helped by Partners for Healing in 2021 has increased 68% from last year. Through December of 2021, Partners for Healing had provided more than 2,500 primary care appointments to 427 patients and dispensed 5,400 free 30-day prescriptions. “COVID-19 has continued to affect our patients in the past year,” said Lynn Brumfield, executive director of Partners for Healing....