By Marlon Trone, Northeast Georgia Red Cross Executive Director
Give! It’s a simple word. An action verb defined in dictionaries with meaning: to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation. Some might say it’s a small but powerful word. At FormFree, it is much more than a word – it defines the culture of the company. Giving is at the core of their practices and culture.
For the second in as many years, FormFree has partnered with the American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia to host the Heroes Golf Classic – an event that benefits the programs and services of the American Red Cross that includes disaster recovery, blood services, service to armed forces and youth preparedness programs. This year’s event featured sponsors and participants from all around the nation – from the western state of Utah to the coastal state of North Carolina.
After the success of the 2020 golf classic, FormFree committed to not only continuing their support of the event, but under the leadership of its founder, Brent Chandler, the company vowed to increase the success of the Northeast Georgia chapter’s major fundraiser. And increase it they did! Raising more than $57,000, they more than doubled their efforts.
To discover what drives FormFree’s philanthropy, you need only look to the company’s leadership. Brent believes that giving is more than just an action. It’s a way of life and an essential part of his success. One of the driving forces behind the creation of FormFree is his desire to remove some of the complications and hassles in the home buying process – to help people attain their dreams of becoming homeowners. This same spirit drives the company’s charitable giving.
With the success of the 2nd Annual Heroes Golf Classic, one might think that the FormFree team was done for 2021, but that was certainly not the case. Brent and his team followed that success by hosting a blood drive at his headquarters in Athens, Georgia. In a few short hours, 20 units of blood were collected, and an additional 15 new blood donors participated in a lifesaving mission.
The American Red Cross of Northeast Georgia would like to thank FormFree and each of our sponsor partners and participants for their support in 2021. We look forward to seeing each of you in 2022 and to once again doubling the money raised to support our cause!
FormFree, MX Technologies, Halcyon, HousingWire, Ameris Bank, Athens Ford, Troutman-Pepper, Fieldale Farms, Akins Ford, North Georgia Medical Center, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, Walton EMC, Jackson EMC, Loan Depot, LBA Ware, Sun Realty, Mansfield Energy, ASA Carlton, BSMI Packaging, National MI, Wells Fargo, Mortgage Assurance, Inc.