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Mike Singleton from Cubic, left, Cubic Senior Director of Operations Clay Cozart, Partners for Healing Executive Director Lynn Brumfield and Partners for Healing Board President Rebecca French celebrate Cubic’s generous donation to the nonprofit.

Cubic has sponsored an annual charity event benefitting local charities since 1999. For the past 14 years, Partners for Healing has been the recipient of many of their donations. Over the years, including this year’s donation of $5,500, Cubic’s has donated $71,500 to the local nonprofit.

Each September, Cubic suppliers from around the world provide a sponsorship donation to attend a meet and greet dinner and business outlook presentation coupled with a golf tournament the following day. The event typically has 180 to 240 guests attend the dinner and 120 to 150 golfers in the tournament.

Partners for Healing is a nonprofit organization with a mission “to open hearts and hands in love and understanding by providing compassionate health care and nurturing to the working uninsured of Coffee, Franklin and Moore Counties of Southern Middle Tennessee.”

The organization has volunteers and nine part-time employees, with Executive Director Lynn Brumfield being the only full-time staff member.

Brumfield stepped into her title just three months ago and hit the ground running. “One of the things I have been trying to do is clean up and go through things, donating what we don’t need to veterinarians offices and wound care clinics,” Brumfield said.

“We have a couple of new people that give us a new perspective that I appreciate,” Brumfield said. “I am bringing one as well.”

Brumfield is from a background of project management, and plans to restructure the nonprofit and strategically make goals and executive decisions for the nonprofit in the new year. “I want to do things better and more efficiently,” Brumfield said. “That doesn’t mean I am going to try to cram patients in here faster. We are going to provide better service to the patients that we see.”

“We will also be expanding to offer more mental health services,” Board president Rebecca French said. “We will have a psychologist here one day a week. We want to eventually be more involved to where we can offer medication.”

They are in the process of re-structuring their website and social media to connect with the community in that way.

“On any given day, we have a nurse practitioner and a nurse or two depending on how busy we are,” Brumfield said.

“We also have a goal to create better partnerships with local hospitals so that they can let emergency room patients know that Partners for Healing is an option for them,” French said.

Potential patients have certain income requirements in order to be accepted. They have to prove that they are working and what their income is. All of the details about the requirements can be found on the Partners for Healing website www.partnersforhealing.org.

If one is interested in sponsoring a visit for a patient, they can mail $175 to the nonprofit or drop it off there. The organization will be hosting a Facebook fundraising event for the month of December that will start on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Partners for Healing is located at 109 W. Blackwell St. Visit their website for hours and other information. Their phone number is 931-455-5014.

Katelyn Lawson may be reached at klawson@tullahomanews.com.

 

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