UPS Donates To Lupus Fight in CSRA

Jade Nealious receives a $1,000 check from UPS Supply Chain Solutions Facility Manager Gregory Tompsett.

UPS has extended helping hands to assist a local non-profit.

The delivery company awarded Crowning Lupus, a local non-profit serving Lupus survivors, a $1,000 check.  The presentation happened at UPS Supply Chain Solutions, in Aiken.  The organization helps people fighting the autoimmune disorder by helping survivors and their families become adaptive to their given circumstances.

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Crowning Lupus Founder Jade Nealious and her team received a donation from UPS.
Crowning Lupus Founder Jade Nealious and her team received a donation from UPS.

UPS employee Jade Nealious received the funds on behalf of her community service throughout the CSRA.  She was honored as a 2015 Jim Casey Community Service Award Nominee and, along with 24 other UPS employees out of 400,000, received accolades from CEO David Abney.  She said she hopes to bring awareness by the motto–  Each one..Reach one…Teach one.

Velice Cummings is President of the Crowning Lupus board.  She said, “Help others who have Lupus, so that they’re able to perhaps get medicine, get scholarships, go to the doctor and just to do anything they need to do.”

“When you have larger organizations donating and committing to the purpose and the vision that Crowning Lupus has then that’s more families, that’s more families we’re pouring into, that’s help with tax dollars, that helps economic wise,” Founder Nealious added

UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Aiken goes from brown to purple for Lupus Awareness Month, in May.
UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Aiken goes from brown to purple for Lupus Awareness Month, in May.

Nealious, who is fighting the disorder herself, adds that she hopes to use Crowning Lupus to spread positivity to other survivors.

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