GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – A funeral home in Greenville has partnered with community organizations to create a scholarship fund for those seeking substance abuse recovery.
Mackey Funerals and Cremations and The Family Effect announced a new partnership and scholarship fund to assist those seeking recovery from a substance use disorder. Mackey’s donation will assist in the funding of treatment services for those without insurance or income.
“With overdose rates from opioids at all-time highs, the staff at Mackey have seen first-hand the effectsof this disease,” a spokesperson for Phoenix Center said. “They have helped these families at the time of their loss, sharing in the agony & distress of a preventable death. In addition, the tragedy is that so often the loved one is a younger person with so much of life still to live.”