Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Mid South (www.funeralcams.org) is a subsidiary of the national Funeral Consumers Alliance (FCA) and is a nonprofit consumer education and watchdog group that advocates for consumer rights by providing free educational materials concerning Memphis area funeral policies and costs.
How FCAMS Can Help
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Mid-South (FCAMS) is a nonprofit organization located in Memphis,Tennessee, and is affiliated with Funeral Consumers Alliance, Inc. We are dedicated to protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. To accomplish that goal, FCAMS does the following:
"New research indicates some funeral homes don't do a good job of disclosing prices, especially online. A WREG investigation also found that getting precise details about costs can be difficult even when speaking to funeral directors over the phone."(Click the link above to watch WREG interviewing Furniss Harkness - FCAMS President.)
Read more about Funeral Consumers Alliance from the "News and Links" page on this website.
Publishes a bi-yearly comparison of funeral home prices.
Publishes a comparison of cemetery prices on alternate years.
Holds an annual meeting open to the public offering programs related to funerals
The local chapter is run solely by volunteers and is dedicated to providing education and advocacy for consumer rights issues to its members and the community at large.
Activities include regular meetings, representation at various local, senior, church and green exhibits, and publication of the bi-annual funeral home and cemetery cost comparison surveys.
Copies of pamphlets covering a wide variety of end of life subjects available at www.funerals.org. These are available by mail for those that do not have access to the internet by request