SC Uplift

Cross My Heart / Ports Authority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 20, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Pamela Kimpson Mack,, 803.767.2453

CEDRIC LIQUEUR: Town of Summerton,, 803.485.2525

SC PORTS BROADCAST MEDIA: Kelsi Brewer,, 843.577.8676

SC PORTS PRINT MEDIA: Liz Crumley,, 843.577.8121


SC Ports Authority supports local “Cross My Heart Free Mobile Clinic”

The Town of Summerton Cross My Heart Free Mobile Clinic has received a $1,000 grant from the South Carolina Ports Authority Community Giving Awards to launch the Midlands region first rural, nonprofit, drivable medical outreach clinic.

The new mobile primary healthcare facility – 20 foot shipping container, mounted on a truck chassis trailer, is outfitted with state-of-the-art diagnostic and medical devices that provide the best possible support for care and compliant with all temporary and/or permanent health codes for mobile health clinic regulations.

Anticipated to begin operations in early 2022, the Cross My Heart Free Mobile Clinic is expected to attract a rotating staff of nursing students enrolled in the areas accredited nursing education programs under the supervision of a licensed nurse practitioner.  A member of the South Carolina Free Clinic Association the clinic will provide clinical opportunities for students and practice opportunities for faculty. The mission of the Cross My Heart Free Mobile Clinic is to provide quality healthcare, at no cost, to residents of the community who cannot pay for such services and who have no health insurance and need care.

“The mobile clinic is another example of hard work paying off as we seek new and innovative ways to meet community needs,” says Summerton mayor Mac Bagnal.

The SCPA has awarded $205,000 in grants to 111 community organizations and nonprofits throughout South Carolina as part of its fiscal year 2022 Community Giving Program. The grant marks the second award provided to the Cross My Heart Free Mobile Clinic. In August 2021 the project received a $10,000 award from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Community Challenge grant program.


About The Town of Summerton

Summerton is ideally located in South Carolina in the heart of Santee Cooper Country, eight miles from the shores of beautiful Lake Marion and conveniently located one hour from Columbia, Charleston, and Florence.  A strong reliance on farming, small business and the rustic beauty of the SC Low Country has allowed Summerton to retain the feel of a well-knit small town while getting in on the growth pattern of the lake area.

The folks of Summerton – the ones who were born here and the ones who’ve moved in, know they have a good thing going.  Enjoying life is a universal goal, and they know it’s simply easier to do in Summerton.

Summerton – Where Life Is Easier!

About South Carolina Ports Authority

South Carolina Ports Authority, established by the state’s General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillion, Georgetown and Greer.  As an economic development engine for the state, Port operations facilitate 225,000 statewide jobs and nearly $63.4 billion in annual economic activity.  SC Ports is soon to be home to the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet.  SC Ports is an industry leader in delivering speed-to-market, seamless processes and flexibility to ensure reliable operations, big ship handling, efficient market reach, and environmental responsibility.  Please visit to learn about SC Ports.