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The Silent Hero

The Silent Hero

Submitted by: Gwen Bulington, Director of Regulatory Operations “… has earned grateful appreciation for your own unselfish, faithful and devoted service. Your unfailing support and understanding helped to make possible your spouse’s lasting contribution to the Nation.” -General, United States Army Chief of Staff A quote from the Certificate of Appreciation that is proudly displayed in my home alongside my husband’s Certificate of Retirement memorializing twenty years of service in the United States Army. Words of which I could not have put together better myself. My husband served as a Cavalry Scout prior to and at the onset of the …

Being Robert’s Voice

Being Robert’s Voice

Submitted by: Jennifer Mitton, General Manager Autism is a developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to people. It also affects how they make sense of the things around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Autism doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a parent who never gives up being the voice for their child. My son Robert was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with being on the spectrum. He is considered high functioning and …

My Miracle

My Miracle

Submitted by: Amy Kremitzki, General Manager My daughter, Abbygail Jean, blessed my life with her presence December 27th, 2002. Things were not “smooth” for her arrival. I was very ill and she was very early. My little bundle entered my life without oxygen for the first several precious seconds of her life and they are not sure how long she was without oxygen before she arrived. Doctors were also not sure to what extent this would affect her. She was initially diagnosed with Static Encephalopathy. Which means that the brain function is abnormal and it interferes with learning, development, and …

Being a Rainbow

Being a Rainbow

Submitted by: Theresa Doran, Sr. Director Enterprise PMO – Operations April 13, 2018 marks an important day, National Donate Life Month. Organ donation is something I’d thought of in passing, but never truly stopped to understand the impact it makes on so many lives until I was faced with my sister’s illness. In 2008, my sister, Dina, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Her immune system was mistakenly attacking her body affecting her liver and bile ducts. Over the years as her condition worsened, she tried every treatment plan possible including experimental treatments. To date, none of the treatment plans …

The Warm Winter Drive was a Success!

The Warm Winter Drive was a Success!

Submitted by: Maggie Yarbrough, Social Media and PR Strategist Throughout the month of February, we held our first Company-wide Warm Winter Clothing Drive. The clothing donated consisted of new and gently used blankets, coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, mittens, boots, and scarves. Thanks to the generous support of our customers, communities, and team members – we collected 11,925 items of clothing, totaling $111,895, and impacting around 549 charities. Our team really came together to make this initiative a huge success! Stores across the country held separate winter clothing drives for many years, which is why we decided it was time to …

A More Certain Truth of Time

A More Certain Truth of Time

Submitted by: Jason Broce, Director of Human Resources and Colon Cancer Survivor Some say, “growing older is a privilege denied to many”. Like many quotes of wisdom, this is one that I have come to understand, yet never fully embraced until a couple of years ago. I’ve always been an advocate of my own health. As a boy, I remember watching my Dad running, lifting weights, and hanging from his biceps, and I wanted to be strong like him. Aside from a few years in college, I’ve always deliberately watched what I ate and maintained a regular exercise routine. With …

Helping Others Face the Future

Helping Others Face the Future

Submitted by: Michelle Cook, District Director of Operations For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee and North Georgia Districts 143, 25, and 35 collected and donated between 500-700 used printer toner cartridges to an organization based out of Chattanooga, TN called: FACES: The National Craniofacial Association. This organization supports children born with cranio-facial abnormalities and their families who are financially unable to take their child to major medical centers where specialized craniofacial teams provide the safest and most advanced treatments for building a face and skull. There is never a charge for any service provided by FACES, including travel, …

Helping Fight Hunger One Can at a Time!

Helping Fight Hunger One Can at a Time!

Submitted by: Maggie Yarbrough, Social Media PR Strategist  The TMX Finance Family of Companies held its 4th Annual Company-wide food drive during   October and it was a resounding success! Thanks to the generous support of our customers, community partners, and team members- we collected 23 tons of food, which equates to 137,240 meals to support our neighbors in need! That’s a “ton” of meals! Together, we crushed last year’s totals making this initiative one for the books! Today, one in six people in America faces hunger while 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. Our food drive …

Why R.E.D. Friday

Why R.E.D. Friday

Submitted by: Kris D. Reece, Sr.  General Manager – TMX Certified Trainer R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) is a very important movement for my family and I.  We, like a lot of families, have a rich military history going back to the 1800’s in our hometown of Ellijay, Georgia.  My son decided that he wanted to serve his country at the age of 16 to follow in my father’s footsteps into the United States Air Force.  Soon after getting his permanent station in Little Rock, AR he met his wife who is also active USAF.  Two months after their marriage, she was …

The “Lost-Cause Child”

The “Lost-Cause Child”

Submitted by: Tammy Bonser, InstaLoan Customer Service Representative Sarasota, FL Let’s be honest, when people think of Down Syndrome many of them immediately think of chunky people stuck in institutions, but I’m proud to say that is not true. I found out my son, Dale, was going to be born with Down Syndrome when I was 30 weeks pregnant. I was only 28 years old and had to get ready to raise a child who would need just a little more help than most babies. He came home from the hospital on oxygen, with a feeding tube, and required constant …

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