GREER, S.C. – Regional Finance, a subsidiary of Regional Management Corp., raised $115,000 in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) Upstate Heart Walk through its community outreach program, Regional Reach. The company participated in the walk, which was held virtually this year, on Saturday, April 24, and held wellness challenges in the weeks leading up to the event to inspire healthy habits within the community.
“Our team is beyond grateful for the continued commitment from Regional Finance,” said Margaret Stegall, Director of Development for the Upstate AHA. “Because of its generous contributions, we are able to fund our life-saving mission to end heart disease and stroke and continue meeting critical needs right here in the Upstate.”
Regional Finance has ranked as the top fundraising team in the Upstate for two years running and is one of the top partners for AHA nationwide. Its continued success is attributable to the combined dedication and creativity of its headquarters team members here in the Upstate, and its branch team members throughout the country. Many of the company’s business partners contributed generously to the AHA on behalf of Regional Finance, as did its employees and customers. In total, more than 600 walkers across the loan provider’s 360 branches in 11 states participated in the Upstate Heart Walk.
In addition to fundraising, Regional Finance focused on encouraging team members to engage in heart-healthy activities in their communities. Team members participated in the Reach Wellness Weeks Challenge for a chance to win an extra day of paid time off, which included daily activities that promote healthy habits in the weeks leading up to the event. Challenges ranged from adding more fruits and vegetables into meals to incorporating a random act of kindness into the workday.
The company’s community outreach program, Regional Reach, supports both national nonprofit and local Upstate organizations, raising nearly $90,000 for various charities in 2020. In addition to serving the AHA, Regional Reach has partnered with Harvest Hope, Meals on Wheels and Hope Center for Children.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to support the American Heart Association and the great work that they do,” said Robert Beck, President and CEO of Regional Finance. “Giving back to the community is a vital piece of who we are, and we take pride in the collective work of our team members throughout the country and right here in the Upstate.”
Moved to a virtual setting this year due to COVID-19, the AHA Upstate Heart Walk allows members of the community to come together to engage in physical activity, honor survivors and raise funds that support heart disease research. This year, the AHA introduced Heart Walk Week, a new tradition in the days leading up to the walk with daily exercises and themed activities designed to inspire participants to maintain healthy lifestyles beyond the one-day event.
About Regional Finance
Regional Finance, a subsidiary of Greer-based Regional Management Corp., is a diversified consumer finance company operating in twelve states throughout the country. Founded in 1987, Regional has grown into a strong, trusted company that puts customers first and continues to provide not only a range of loans and financial products, but also the highest quality customer service. Regional Finance is headquartered in Greer, S.C. and now serves more than 350,000 customers through 360+ branch offices.
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