Bon Secours makes 5-year investment in CommunityWorks.

Bon Secours St. Francis will invest $750,000 in nonprofit CommunityWorks over a five-year period to help underserved families through financial education, lending and investing.

Bon Secours is distributing the loan as part of the hospital system's Community Investment Program, where a portion of investment funds are given out as loans to community projects. These funds are available to borrowers at low or below-market rates to foster improvements in the overall health of communities, according to a news release.

"Helping people is at the heart of all we do," Deb Long, director of community health for Bon Secours St. Francis, said in the release. "We know that serving our community doesn't just stop at providing quality health care in our facilities. We must also do our part to help address other issues influencing the region such as affordable housing, education and employment. That's why this loan is really an investment in our community."

Bon Secours often develops long-term, collaborative relationships with local organizations like CommunityWorks to help improve the quality of life and health in local communities, according to the release. While the Greenville-based organization opened its doors in...

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