1st Franklin Financial donates to CareFIRST Carolina MILES OF SMILES program

The Charitable arm of 1st Franklin Financial services donated $25,000.00 to CareFIRST Carolina Foundation and the CareSouth Carolina Division of Dental Medicines MILES OF SMILES School based dental program.

Victoria McLeod – 1st Franklin Regional Director presents a check for $25,000.00 (twenty five thousand dollars) to CareFIRST Carolina Foundation President -Karen Currin, CPA. “We are proud to have been awarded this much needed gift to assist the many children in our region lacking access to comprehensive dental care. “ Stated Karen Currin CareFIRST Foundation board President.

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Dale Palmer –1st Franklin South Carolina -Vice President of Operations was there to represent the Cheek Family and 1st Franklin Financial, she said “ Since 1941, 1st Franklin Financial Corporation has had one goal—to serve the financial needs of their friends and neighbors with the respect and personal service they deserve. It’s been over 70 years since Founder Ben F. Cheek, Jr. made his first $34 auto loan. And while times have changed, commitment to customers has not. 1st Franklin wants to be able to help generations of families in times when they need them the most.”

Ann Lewis CEO of CareSouth Carolina was also there to show appreciation for this outstanding gift to the children’s dental program. “It is always a struggle to be sure quality dental and health care services are delivered to the most vulnerable in our region. This wonderful gift will allow our program to continue to grow and serve the children who are in need of critical dental procedures.” The CareSouth Carolina Division of Dental medicine was able to perform over $244,000.00 in Charity care services in 2014. Donations such as these make it possible for us to never have to turn away a child in pain.

For more information on the CareFIRST Carolina Foundation, the MILES OF SMILES dental program and how you too might help call us at 843-332-2422- ext:172. Mark Sobiski – Foundation Director.

Author: Duane Childers

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