1st Franklin Financial Opens Office in Savannah, TN

1st Franklin Financial President and CEO Ginger Herring recently announced the opening of a new 1st Franklin Financial office in Savannah, TN. “We are very excited to have this new office open to meet the needs of our customers in this area of Tennessee.” The address for the new 1st Franklin office is 1800 Wayne Road, Suite D, Savannah, TN 38372-5150. The telephone number is (731) 925-0031.

1st Franklin Financial is known for its customer care within the financial services industry. Herring continues, “We take time to get to know our customers and their families. Even before the team from 1st Franklin goes into a new city or town, plans are being drawn up about how the company can become a part of the community and support those who live, grow, and play there each day.

“We look forward to becoming a part of new communities and working together to build strong relationships with both the people and the community at large. There is no place like being in a hometown community, and we understand this and seek ways to support area growth at every level.”

Since 19411st Franklin Financial Corporation has had one goal — to serve the financial needs of friends, families, and neighbors. With over 309 loan offices in six states, the company continues to provide personal loans to their customers. 1st Franklin Financial provides personal loans that have a fixed interest rate throughout the life of the loan.

1st Franklin Financial offer loans for auto repairs, home improvements, or debt consolidation. Herring says, “We offer Retail Sales Financing to help our local small businesses grow. Whatever the need, we can answer our customer’s loan questions and help them find the right solution.”

Donation Made to Food For The Soul

Food For The Soul1st Franklin Financial Corporation has made a donation of $35,000 to Food For The Soul in Camden, SC. Each year, 1st Franklin Financial donates to deserving charities in and around their branch office communities.

How This Donation Helps

Food For the Soul (FFS) serves free home-cooked lunches four days a week to anyone in need. Since opening in December 2010, the establishment has been able to provide nearly 65,000 meals to residents of Kershaw County, averaging 50-75 meals per day.

Pictured: William Ashley, Branch Manager of our Sumter, SC branch, John Rice, Branch Manager of our Camden, SC branch, Jimmy Farmer, Food For the Soul’s Manager, Mable Brevard, Food For the Soul’s Kitchen Manager, Darlene Thomas, FFS Director, Gene Trader, Branch Manager of our Hartsville, SC branch, Vicki McLeod, Regional Operations Director: SC, Nikki Eagerton, Branch Manager of our Florence, SC branch, and Derial Ogburn of the S.C. Financial Services Association.

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Food For The Soul
110 E Dekalb St
Suite A
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-4771

Donation Made to Christ Central Ministries

Christ-Central-Ministries-OconeeRecently, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $30,000 to Christ Central Ministries Oconee (CCMO) in Oconee, SC. Each year, the company supports deserving local charities in and around their branch locations. .

How This Donation Helps

Christ Central Ministries is meeting the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in the community by first providing basic needs, such as food, clothing, and prayer. The ministry assists individuals in improving their clients’ lives, and the lives of their families, by providing teaching and training in areas needed for rehab and recovery support. This support includes aid in securing and retaining employment, help to stabilize their family, and the development of Christian character.

Pictured: Dale Palmer, Operations Vice President: SC, Brian McSwain, Regional Operations Director: SC, Ashley Williams, Director of CCMO, Tiffany Williams, Director of CCMO, Pat Elliott, CCMO board member, and Wendy Kennedy, CCMO board member.

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Christ Central Ministries Oconee (CCMO)

Walhalla Mission
205 S John St
Walhalla, SC 29691

Seneca Mission
106 N Walnut St
Seneca, SC 29678

Donation Made to Safe Harbor

safe-harborEach year, 1st Franklin Financial donates to deserving local charities in and around their branch offices communities.The company recently made a donation of $50,000 to Safe Harbor, in Madeville, LA.

How This Donation Helps

Safe Harbor is a non-profit, non-government agency in St. Tammany Parish serving women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. The agency provides a safe place to stay and a variety of critical support services ranging from crisis intervention, legal advocacy, playgroups, emotional support, and community-based referrals for kids.

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Safe Harbor
Mandeville, LA 70470
(985) 626-5740

Donation Made to Lighthouse Ranch for Boys

lighthouse-ranch-for-boys1st Franklin Financial Corporation has made a donation of $50,000 to Lighthouse Ranch for Boys in Loranger, LA. Each year, 1st Franklin Financial donates to deserving local charities in and around their branch office communities.

How This Donation Helps

Lighthouse Ranch for Boys is a community based residential treatment facility and program for troubled boys 12-17 years of age. The organization employs an evidence-based, healthy life style program that focuses on improving the physical, emotional and spiritual health of the boys while developing alternatives to alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse. Lighthouse Ranch for boys is licensed as a Class “A” Residential Child Facility with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services.

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Lighthouse Ranch for Boys
51453 Hwy 443
Loranger, LA 70446
(985) 878-6560

Donation Made to Mission of Hope

mission-of-hopeRecently, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $29,000 to Mission of Hope in Knoxville, TN. Each year, the company supports deserving local charities in and around their branch office communities.

How This Donation Helps

Mission of Hope provides clothes, gifts, food and school supplies to children in Scott County, Tennessee and rural Appalachia. The organization also helps coordinates gifts for school age children and their families at Christmas and Easter. Mission of Hope supports the area’s education through school drives that make school supplies, backpacks, and hygiene products available to those in need at the beginning of the school year and scholarship programs to help deserving students attend college and break the cycle of poverty for their families.

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Mission of Hope
Knoxville, TN 37950
(865) 584-7571

Donation Made to Family Services Center

Family Services CenterEach year, 1st Franklin Financial supports deserving local charities in and around their branch office locations. Recently, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $25,000 to Family Services Center in Huntsville, AL.

How This Donation Helps

The Family Services Center provides an array of anti-poverty and family strengthening programs in the Huntsville area including affordable housing, homelessness prevention, job transportation, conflict resolution, financial literacy training, mental health & substance abuse counseling, and parenting support.

Pictured: Mike Whitaker, Operations Vice President: AL, Hilda Phillips, Regional Operations Director: AL, and Peyton Givens, Branch Manager of our Huntsville, AL branch.

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Family Services Center
4092 Memorial Pkwy SW
Suite 205
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 551-1610

1st Franklin Financial Co-Sponsors Mike Huckabee as AFSA Keynote Speaker


1st Franklin Financial is proud to co-sponsor Mike Huckabee as Keynote Speaker for the 30th Annual AFSA Independents Conference and Exposition to be held in April. The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) is the national trade association for the consumer credit industry, whose mission is to promote responsible, ethical lending to responsible, informed borrowers and to improve and protect consumers’ access to credit.  The conference is scheduled for April 10th – 12th, 2013 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Huckabee, FOX News Host and Former Governor of Arkansas, is scheduled to address conference attendees on Thursday, April 11th.

Virginia Herring

Also addressing attendees will be 1st Franklin Financial President and AFSA Independents Section Chair, Ginger Herring.  Herring has been President of 1st Franklin Financial Corporation since 2001 and has served on the AFSA Independents Section Advisory Board since 2006.  She also serves on the board of the AFSA Education Foundation and has previously served on AFSA’s Professional Development Committee and NICCM Board of Governors. Headquartered in Toccoa, Georgia, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation has been engaged in the consumer finance business since 1941 and currently operates through 267 branch offices located throughout the southeast.