When we all come together, we have the opportunity to achieve greatness and change the world. But sometimes tragedy strikes right here at home and when one of our own is hurting, we will do everything in our power to support that FFG family member.
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
Foundation Financial Group concluded a regional philanthropic initiative in support of one of the company’s employees and her family. Through the Barry Family Fund, a significant monetary contribution was raised by FFG employees from the company’s Jacksonville Regional Sales Center, located at 255 Water Street Suite 2100, and Dallas Regional Sales Center, located at 1903 Central Drive Suite 201.
Foundation Financial Group stands behind its employees as they struggle through life’s toughest moments. Soon after FFG’s AVP of Recruitment and Development, Patsy Barry, received devastating news of her mother’s impending hospice care, Foundation Financial got involved. Employees of FFG’s Dallas and Jacksonville Regional Sales Centers quickly combined efforts in support of their co-worker and generated over $2,000 in employee donations in just three days. The funds, which were presented to the Barry family by Foundation Financial Group Executive Vice President of Sales George Stone, will help lessen the burden of costs associated with hospice care and pain management.
“FFG is a company made up of amazing individuals,” said Stone. “When we all come together, we have the opportunity to achieve greatness and change the world. But sometimes tragedy strikes right here at home and when one of our own is hurting, we will do everything in our power to support that FFG family member. Even though the funds we raised will never make the Barry family whole again, it will help on their road to recovery and I’m so proud to have been a part in that.”
A few months ago, doctors informed Barry that her mother’s condition had been misdiagnosed three years ago, and that she is suffering from cancer. Doctors then gave the family more upsetting news: treatment options had been exhausted and hospice care was recommended. Medical efforts have shifted toward keeping Barry’s mother as comfortable as possible so she is able to enjoy being surrounded by her loved ones. Barry wishes she had insisted on a second opinion for her mother’s diagnosis from the beginning. She now strongly encourages people to get second opinions on medical treatments because one oversight could prematurely limit a family’s time together.
“Foundation Financial Group’s gift was as unexpected as my mother’s illness,” said Barry, who was moved to tears when presented with a check for the donated funds. “I have only been part of the Foundation Financial team for two years, so for the company to take the time to organize donations for my ill mother means more to me than words could ever express. FFG has also supplied me with time to take good care of my mom. Because of FFG and my generous coworkers, our family will be able to manage mom’s hospice care with dignity to match the way she has always lived. Thanks are not enough, but our appreciation is immeasurable.”
About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement and Mortgage Services.
Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by INC magazine, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.
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