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Families and Communities Together (FACT) Relief

We bring communities, friends, families and loved ones together for a common purpose.




A Letter from Our President

I am honored to present to you our winter newsletter, featuring some of our 2022 highlights. While the last couple of years has been challenging, FACT Relief has stayed the course and we continue to work diligently to expand our programs and help more families.

Last year saw our most successful Quiet Hero Party yet. FACT Relief was also awarded the most grants we’ve received in one year, with a total of six. Along with the funds from our community of generous donors like you, we have been able to assist our beneficiaries with in-home health care, co-pay for power wheelchairs, therapies, and so much more.

Our beneficiaries have been some of the most vulnerable during the pandemic, so it is with much gratitude that we say Thank You for your continued support of our mission.

Tom Pearce | President/Chairman




During a ski trip in March of 2020, Devon Corbett suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Since that fateful day Devon had been either in intensive care or a rehabilitation facility with specialized treatments.

Just recently, Devon was finally able to get back home to continue his care there.

When someone suffers from a brain injury like Devon did, they must often re-learn basic skills like walking, talking and eating. Rehab facilities that specialize in helping serious cases like this can cost upwards of $30,000 per month. Insurance runs out in a flash, and families must come up with those payments out of pocket.

That's why we do what we do at FACT Relief. We help families during these trying times, both with grants, and with targeted and coordinated efforts to raise funds so that treatments and medicines may be continued by those who need it most. (Devin is pictured above, surrounded by loved ones.)



Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation's most prolific writer on economic empowerment for black people. He has written several books that are available on Amazon. Jim was diagnosed with ALS in 2013 which has since increasingly affected his physical movements and capabilities.

Even with an extensive background as a nurse, Jim's primary caregiver and wife, Sylvia, has been pushed beyond her limit. Balancing her full time job and taking care of her husband 24/7 for years has stretched her thin. The Clingman Family is working with FACT Relief to help raise funds as Jim has recently transitioned to a skilled nursing facility with monthly out-of-pocket costs of over $5,000. (Jim is pictured above, with his daughter, Kiah, and wife, Sylvia.)



At the beginning of this year we kicked off the Brian Parker Enhanced Quality of Life (EQOL) Program, thanks to a generous grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Our goal was to provide support to six families that are caring for someone living with paralysis. We are happy to report that FACT Relief met our goal in this program last year! Under this program, each family is awarded a grant of $3,000 to cover respite care, paid directly to providers on behalf of the family.

As with all our programs, we continually seek funding resources and rely on the generosity of our donors. We hope to expand this program over time. If you would like to contribute to this program, please visit the Brian Parker Memorial Fund. All donations into that fund help support the EQOL Program. (Brian is pictured above, with his amazing friend, Jimmie Kolkana.)


Thank you from all our FACT Relief Families!

Our families need and appreciate
your support more than you know.


Board Member Spotlight

Russell Hardin

Russell Hardin serves as Vice President of Investments for Cousins Properties. Founded in 1958, Cousins is a fully integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust. Cousins develops, owns and manages a 20 million square foot trophy office portfolio in high-growth Sun Belt markets. Russell's responsibilities include acquisitions, dispositions and development.

Over the past few years, Russell and his wife, Pierce, have served as Chairs of the Quiet Hero Party, a black tie benefit event supporting ALS research and healthcare. Russell's family has been affected by ALS and he's passionate about supporting this cause. Since inception, Quiet Hero has hosted over 5,000 guests and raised over $600,000. Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Quiet Hero Party at the Buckhead Theater on February 18th, 2023!

Russell received a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Russell lives in Collier Hills with his wife, Pierce. Pierce and Russell recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary with a delayed honeymoon trip to South Africa.


Become a Sponsor Before This Sells Out!

Our 8th annual Quiet Hero Party will be February 18, 2023, at the Buckhead Theater. This black tie charity ball supports families battling ALS and ALS research.

So far, the Quiet Hero Party has raised over $600,000. Proceeds are split between the ALS Association of Georgia, Emory ALS Research Clinic, and FACT Relief. Click the button below to become a sponsor. If you are unable to attend, you may also donate to the event. Thank you! 

For more information, visit quietheroparty.com.


Families & Communities Together Relief
2246 Roswell Road,  | Marietta, Georgia  30062
(404) 566-4980 | kfoster@factrelief.org

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