1st Franklin Corporation Opens New office in Actworth, GA

 Pat Smith, Vice President of 1st Franklin Financial Corporation recently announced the opening of a 1st Franklin loan office in Acworth, GA. This office is located at 33265 Cobb Parkway, Acworth, Ga 30101. The telephone number is (770) 917-9529. Branch manager Shelia Cheek welcomes members of the community to stop by and meet the friendly 1st Franklin staff. “We look forward to meeting old and new area customers and we look forward to being a part of the West Monroe community for many years to come.”

1st Franklin Financial Corporation has been in the consumer finance business since 1941. The company is headquartered in northeast Georgia and operates over 300 branch loan offices located in six states: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Throughout the years, the company has remained committed to providing friendly, professional service, Staff members take pride in making sure each customer receives prompt, personal service.

The company offers starter loans, personal loans, and consolidation loans. Small personal loans are available in amounts as low as $300 with terms to fit any budget. These loans can help with unexpected expenses that arise without warning. A trip to the emergency room, dental work, or auto repairs can come from nowhere and leave you struggling to meet day to day expenses.

1st Franklin Financial provides small personal loans to keep these situations from overwhelming you. The company also offers loans for home repair and renovations.

(All loans subject to our liberal credit policy and limitations, if any. 1st Franklin Financial Corporation, NMLSR #141654. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee #5656. Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance.).

 

1st Franklin Financial Expands its Service in AL and TN

Ginger Herring

1st Franklin Financial President and CEO Ginger Herring recently announced an exciting expansion of 12 new branch offices in Tennessee and Alabama. “We are very excited to be expanding our services in the southwest part of Alabama, and continue our growth further in middle Tennessee,” said Herring. “These are two areas where we have wanted to have a presence, and we are glad the opportunity became available for us to take this step so quickly.”

1st Franklin Financial is known for its customer care within the financial services industry. Mike Whitaker who serves as Vice President of Alabama said, “We get to know our customers so well that in many cases we know the names of their children. Actually many of those who come through our doors are second and third generation customers.”

Herring underscores this fact and comments, “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 always look forward to becoming a part of these 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 want 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 300 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.”

(All loans subject to our liberal credit policy and limitations, if any. 1st Franklin Financial Corporation, NMLSR #141654. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee #5656. Licensed by the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance.)

 

Donation Made to Warrior Bonfire Program

warrior-bonfire-programRecently, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $50,000 to the Warrior Bonfire Program in Clinton, MS.

The Warrior Bonfire Program caters to Purple Heart Veterans through a communication therapy system. The program arrange trips comprised of small groups of veterans throughout the year to various parts of the country. The veterans are encouraged to speak about their experiences and the difficulties they have faced when dealing with the trauma of war. The organization receives no Federal or State funding, relying solely on donations to serve over 120 Purple Heart Veterans in their care.

Each year, 1st Franklin Financial looks for ways to support local organization in and around their branch office communities.

Pictured: Chad Frederick, Regional Operations Director: MS, Andy Wilson, Branch Manager of our Pearl, MS branch, Marty Marty Miskelly, Regional Operations Director: MS, Sasha Wood, Customer Service Rep at our Tupelo, MS branch, and Kim Raines, Administrative Assistant.

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Warrior Bonfire Program
Clinton, MS 39060
(769) 230-0789

Donation Made to House of Ruth Southeast Alabama

House of Ruth Southeast Alabama1st Franklin Financial Corporation recently made a donation of $25,000 to House of Ruth Southeast Alabama in Dothan, AL. 1st Franklin Financial supports community organizations in and around their branch locations.

How This Donation Helps

House of Ruth Southeast Alabama is a grass roots, non-profit dedicated to providing safe, temporary shelters for battered women and their children in southeast AL. As awareness of the availability of the servicescontinues to grow it is welcomed by service providers, as well as by the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Pictured: Mike Whitaker, Operations Vice President: AL, Mike Olive, Regional Operations Director: AL, and Emily Goree, Customer Service Rep at our Ozark, AL branch.

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House of Ruth Southeast Alabama
Dothan, AL 36302
(334) 793-5214

 

 

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
864-873-7134

Seneca Mission
106 N Walnut St
Seneca, SC 29678

Donation Made To The Sunshine House

1st Franklin Financial makes a donation to The Sunshine HouseRecently, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $30,000 to the Sunshine House Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. Each year, the company supports local charities in and around their branch office communities.

How This Donation Helps

The Sunshine House is devoted to the needs of children and families affected by abuse. The organization provides child abuse prevention programs, parenting education, and emotional support for their clients. The organization services a 21-county area from their location with forensic interviews, forensic medical exams, and victim advocacy services that can continue all the way through court trials.

Presenting the donation are Marc Thomas, Operations Vice President of South Georgia, Wanda Parham, Branch Manager at our Swainsboro, GA branch, and Joe Daniel, Regional Operations Director, GA.

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Sunshine House Regional Children’s Advocacy Center
328 W Main St
Swainsboro, GA 30401
478-237-7801

Donation Made to Homes of Hope For Children

homes-of-hope-for-childrenEach year, 1st Franklin Financial supports deserving local charities in and around their branch office communities.Recently, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $50,000 to Homes of Hope for Children in Hattiesburg, MS.

How This Donation Helps

Homes of Hope for Children is a children’s home that houses fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls. The facility’s clients live in cottages with house parents, attend public school, and church with a focus on keeping siblings together and not separated. These clients come to the home from recommendations of school counselors, ministers, teachers, and MDHS as a result of neglect, abuse, or abandonment. Home for Children receive no federal or state funding and are in the process of trying to build additional cottages as to house more children.

Pictured: Loy Davis, Regional Operations Director: MS, Chad Frederick, Regional Operations Director: MS, Marty Miskelly, Regional Operations Director: MS, Carla Eldridge, Regional Operations Director: MS, and Kim Raines, Administrative Assistant.

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Homes of Hope for Children
344 Harold Tucker Rd
Purvis, MS 39475
(769) 456-7021

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 Ronald McDonald House Charities: Chattanooga

ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-chattanooga1st Franklin Financial Corporation has made a donation of $29,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities: Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN.

How This Donation Helps

Ronald McDonald House Charities: Chattanooga (RMHC) provides lodging, food, and a place to rest for those families of children suffering from serious, and many times fatal, illnesses while being treated at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Karen Taylor, Branch Manager of our Hixson, TN branch has been touched personally by RMHC as her grandson, Seth, was born prematurely at 28 weeks. Seth spent 4 months at Erlanger and his Mother spent many weeks at RMHC so she could be near her baby when she just needed to get away from the hospital. 1st Franklin’s generous gift will provide over 400 nights of meals and lodging for a family that is going through very difficult times. Each year, 1st Franklin Financial supports deserving local charities in and around their branch office communities

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Ronald McDonald House Charities: Chattanooga (RMHC)
200 Central Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-4300

Donation Made To Children’s Chance

1st Franklin Financial makes a donation to Childrens ChanceRecenlty, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation made a donation of $25,000 to Children’s Chance. Each year, 1st Franklin Financial donates to deserving local charities in and around their branch office communities.

How This Donation Helps

Children’s Chance is a nonprofit organization (501-C-3), established in 1996 to assist children in South Carolina who have cancer with non-medical needs. Children’s Chance and their ambassador, Zig the Pig, raises money to fund a variety of programs to meet the emotional, psychological, and financial needs of a pediatric cancer patient and their families.

In attendance: Stephanie Amaker, Executive Director, Kinsey Baker, and Catherine “C-Ray” Tucker, one of the center’s clients.
Children’s Chance board members who were present were Brian Fox, Board Chair, Mike Dorroh, Dottie Copeland, and John Moore.

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Children’s Chance
13 Surrey Ct, Suite 200
Columbia, SC 29212