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Spartanburg CAB

UWS Spartanburg

Community Action Board (CAB)

(Jan 2017)




Craig Burnette

Department of Veterans Affairs, Retired



Chuck White

Community Leader


UWS Governance Board Liaison

Marianna Habisreutinger

Community Leader



Jonathan Burgess

Former UWS Spartanburg Director



Simon Stickland

Wofford College ROTC Department



James Thompson

Alston-Wilkes Society



Neal Urch

Community Leader



Sheila Henderson

Vision 2 Destiny Logistics Group



Joe Lesesne

Wofford College Athletics Department



Tony Payne

Southern Wesleyan University



Peter Moore

Community Leader



Jay Bearden

Spartanburg Regional Hospital



Lynn O’Dell

Spartanburg County Veterans Affairs



Heather Witt

United Way of the Piedmont



John Fix

UWS Spartanburg Director




2017-03-13T12:09:17+00:00 March 13th, 2017|

Who We Are

Upstate Warrior Solution
Connect. Lead. Inspire.
Local solutions for local warriors...

Upstate Warrior Solutions’ mission is to CONNECT warriors and their families to resources and opportunities, LEAD them through the process of self-empowerment, and INSPIRE the community to embrace local warriors and their family members as valued neighbors and friends.

The seed for Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) was planted in 2010 when a group of concerned veterans and nonveteran community leaders came together to form a strategic planning team to discuss the availability of services for returning veterans in the upstate. The team agreed that although vigorous community wellness infrastructures encompassed many of the Upstate’s more populated cities such as Greenville and Spartanburg scarcely any of these structures were warrior-centric. Further, they identified significant gaps in services and no visible mechanisms for service coordination for warriors, especially in the Upstate’s rural areas. After scrutinizing many platforms, UWS leadership determined that a community integration model would be most beneficial for our warriors and our community.

Key Needs Assessment Findings:
1. The five counties in the UWS target area (Anderson, Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Oconee) boast a population […]

2017-02-27T12:54:15+00:00 February 27th, 2017|

Serving Greenville

Greenville Office Directions and Info



3 Caledon Court

Suite A-2

Greenville, SC   29615


Main:    864.520.2073

Fax:       864.520.2078

Office Hours:    Monday-Thursday             8 am – 5 pm

Friday                                   8 am – noon


Our Greenville office serves Greenville County. It also serves as our executive offices.


We are located off Pelham Road between E. North Street and Haywood Road.

Our office is located in an office complex of several similar buildings.

You can enter this office complex via either Caledon Court or Loch Lomand Drive.


We are in Building 3, which backs up to Pelham Road and is closest to Loch Lomand Drive.

Currently, there is no exterior UWS signage.

However, you will see a large green sign for “Greenville Vet Center.”


There is only one entrance into the building. Enter via the center of the building from the

long parking lot side. If the front center door is locked, please ring the doorbell.

Someone from the Greenville Vet Center*, which is located on the 1st floor of the building,

will be able to assist you to enter the building.


Upstate Warrior Solution is located on the 2nd floor.

You may take the lobby elevator or the stairs to the right of the elevator.


When you reach […]

2016-08-13T15:49:39+00:00 August 13th, 2016|

UWS Official Statement on the Death of Army Veteran Charlie Pannell

Charlie and Beth Pannell

Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) is saddened this week by the loss of one of our own. Staff Sergeant Charles “Charlie” Pannell, USA, Retired, served for twelve years and deployed to Iraq three times. On his last deployment in Mosul, Iraq, he was on patrol with his platoon when they were attacked by insurgents with grenades. He was severely injured and spent the next year in Walter Reed hospital, going through over one hundred surgeries and losing his left leg above the knee. In 2013, Charlie found his next and final mission in life – assisting other warriors in need through Upstate Warrior Solution. Charlie grew up in Anderson and moved back to his community in order to serve those who have also served, his brothers and sisters in arms. UWS Executive Director Charlie Hall stated, “Charlie Pannell served with distinction as an active duty soldier in the US Army and was injured […]

2017-01-31T10:59:28+00:00 May 10th, 2016|

Upstate Warrior Solution and Emmanuel’s Hammer Team Up to Help a Korean War Veteran


Korean War Roof

Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) and Emmanuel’s Hammer connected to help a local Korean War veteran on Friday, March 11, 2016.

See all of the pictures here!

At the beginning of 2016, Upstate Warrior Solution was contacted by a Seneca Police Officer who was looking for assistance for a family member.  He himself is an Army Veteran and expressed concern for his uncle, Joe Lollis, of Greenville.  Joe Lollis is a Korean War Veteran who served as a medic in the Army (1st Calvary Division- Clearing Company) from 1950 to 1957. During his service he deployed to a combat zone in Korea for 6 months, and then to Japan for 13 months.

Mr. Lollis experienced damage to the roof of his home over the past couple of years that was never completely resolved. After repairs and constant follow up with the insurance company, the roof continued to deteriorate, and Mr. Lollis had no other options or means for resolution. The damage became extensive, so he was forced to utilize tarps to control the substantial leakage.

UWS contacted Emanuel’s […]

2017-01-31T10:59:29+00:00 March 11th, 2016|

Meet Amanda Nix


Amanda Nix grew up in Northern Michigan but to according to her it was “in the middle of nowhere.” The wide open spaces gave Amanda room to run and she was a self professed “tomboy” exploring the woods and building forts. But when she moved south to attend Bob Jones University she immediately fell in love with the Upstate. However money was tight and soon Amanda could no longer afford tuition so she left school and started working, without any real clear direction or plan. “I wasn’t really doing anything with my life,” Amanda says. “And I just decided, ‘hey, you know what? I’m going to join the military. I ended up joining the Navy, going off to boot camp, and became a Master at Arms in the Navy.”

After attending Master At Arms A-School in Texas Amanda served in Norfolk, Virginia and was then transferred to Chesapeake, Virginia where she dispatched security, fire, and rescue services. After Chesapeake Amanda was transferred to Andros Island in the Bahamas and finally to Jacksonville Florida where she worked with […]

2017-01-31T10:59:29+00:00 February 11th, 2016|

Spartanburg Field Office Now Open!

Office is Located on the Downtown Campus of Spartanburg Community College (SCC)

220 East Kennedy Street, Spartanburg 


Office hours:  8am – 2pm, Monday – Thursday | 8am – noon on Fridays.


SPARTANBURG, SC –Thursday, September 3, 2015 Today, Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) will officially open their Spartanburg Field Office on the Downtown Campus of Spartanburg Community College (SCC), 220 East Kennedy Street, Room 136, The Arkwright Conference Room. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 2pm. Media and supporters of the organization are invited.

UWS will also present a check to Spartanburg Community College Foundation (SCCF) for the ongoing collaborative effort between SCC and UWS to fund a student outreach program (Veteran Student Ambassador) which will be hosted at the SCC Central Campus. UWS and SCC will continue to network together in an effort to reach the veteran community of Spartanburg.

UWS is a community-based not-for-profit organization serving Upstate veterans, active duty, National Guard, and Reserve warriors and their families.  UWS serves Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties. UWS connects warriors and families to community solutions; leads warriors to empower themselves; and inspires community to embrace the warrior and family. The […]

2015-09-03T11:06:02+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|

Meet Nicholas

Upstate Warrior Solution staff met Nicholas while he was in inpatient care at Greenville Memorial Hospital after he was in a serious single car accident. He served in the Navy for 12 years on active duty and is currently in the Navy Reserves. The hospital had reached out to the local VA clinic, but because he was not service-connected, was not insured, and would not be able to work while he would be doing his therapy, it was very possible he would slip through the cracks.

Upstate Warrior Solution was able to connect Nicholas and his mother who lives in Maine, with a partner organization, The Peace House, where they would be able to stay while in rehab. Also, UWS staff helped with finding a sponsorship for his therapy that could take up to six months.

Upstate Warrior Solution is currently working with Nicholas to make sure he has a solid plan for his transition in case he is not able to go back to work at the same level as before. Also, we are working with him to find stable housing. Once Nicholas completes his therapy […]

2017-01-31T10:59:29+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|