As an extension of First Financial Asset Management (and the FFAM360 group of Companies)’s Leadership Community Outreach Program, members of FFAM360 management partnered with Friends of Refugees to build a community garden and playground for local families in Clarkston, GA.
Founded in 1995, Friends of Refugees is a non-profit organization that partners with donors, churches, funders, volunteers, businesses, development organizations, and fellow community members to empower refugees through opportunity. The organization and its programs aim to provide for refugees’ well-being, education, and employment.
On Friday, August 16, 2019, the FFAM360 volunteers assisted in the construction of a new garden and playground for families who, out of fear of persecution, have recently moved to the United States from their home countries. In support of the organization’s efforts to enrich the lives of refugees, FFAM360 is proud to have been a part of the community project. Volunteers helped to spread mulch over the playground floor, assemble and install donated playground equipment, and reap the rewards of serving the local community.
“Our goal was to help create a positive & rewarding environment for the children and families who have fled their country of nationality in search of a safer and brighter future here in the United States. Being invited to participate in the building of this new community area hosted by Friends of Refugees was a unique opportunity for our management to shoulder some of the burdens these families have encountered during their life journey and, ultimately, to create rewarding change,” says Matthew Maloney, President and Chief Investment Officer of FFAM360. “Our work with Friends of Refugees deeply reflects the values we hold as a company whose mission is in part to carry out our work with an intentional mission-rooted mindset. Together, we can add value to the communities in which we live and work while making a direct and positive impact on our society and our world. Our volunteerism with Friends of Refugees is an outward expression of our values in action and our commitment to leading by example through Intentional living.”
Friends of Refugees is centered around its three core values of relationship, empowerment, and stewardship. As a member of the Christian Community Development Association, Friends of Refugees deploys targeted theories of change to promote abundant life and build flourishing communities.
“Each year, the employees and management of the FFAM360 group of Companies engage in various volunteer and charity events as part of the company’s Intentional Living campaign,” continues Mr. Maloney. “Our Leadership Community Outreach Program is part of our annual Intentional Living campaign. Intentional living is each person’s choice to support one another and support the causes that have impacted each of us and those closest to us. We are extremely proud to add our name to the esteemed list of volunteers who are empowering Friends of Refugees and helping to improve the lives of the families who rely on them each day.”
For more information on Friends of Refugees and to find out how you can help, please visit their website at friendsofrefugees.com.
The FFAM360 group of companies deploys world-class people, operations, and technology to deliver revenue cycle solutions to their clients that optimize their credit and revenue lifecycles. Founded in 2002 with the vision of creating a best-in-class organization that provides comprehensive solutions across the Insurance Subrogation, Healthcare, Staffing, and Financial Service sectors, FFAM360 has achieved many significant awards and recognitions including being honored by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”) as a Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise. FFAM360 is headquartered just outside Atlanta, GA with additional offices in Phoenix, AZ and Paso Robles, CA.
This article courtesy of FFAM360.