Total Hours 6,240 Admin 656 Finance 240 Maintenance 112 Food boxing/distribution 1,617 food truck 1,374 Clothing/Toiletry 1792 Household 448 WORK DAY/FUNDRAISER/OTHER 31 Value (hrs.x$21.79) $135,969 **If you have any questions or would like more info please contact the pbc at 256-447-2220
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Brenda Headrick was named Executive Director in September 2017 headrick directs the daily operations which includes but not limited to managing the part-time office manager and volunteer staff. Recruiting and encouraging new Church and Organization participation by presentations and promoting the PBC. She develops new donor support through public relations. Grant writing to fund capital projects and program services is also completed by Executive Director headrick. Overseeing all programs and working closely with the chair person of each committee. In addition to administrative responsibilities, time is given to work directly with clients (for example budgeting, nutrition, job searching, applying for social security) to aid in their assistance. Overseeing the PBC Thrift Store by maintaining business license, making daily deposits, and submitting sales tax is another duty carried out by Mrs. headrick.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Board of Directors are charged with the responsibility of managing the business and affairs of PBC by establishing policies and procedures; approving the budget, programs and services; electing offices; serving on appointed Committees; being an active Volunteer; and, hiring and serving with the Executive Director. Directors may represent Participating Organizations such as churches, civic organizations, City of Piedmont, the Piedmont Health Care Authority or may be appointed by the Board as an At-Large Director. Directors serve without pay or compensation. PBC’s Board increased from 7 Directors in October 2010 to 31 Directors in September 2017 as new Participating Organizations appointed a member to serve.
VOLUNTEERS The volunteer participation for 2017 showed volunteers had donated over 6,000 hours. The Volunteer Utilization Program (VUP) that actively recruited Volunteers from churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals for the various service programs and Committees of PBC. Over 700 Volunteers were logged at a national average wage rate plus employee taxes work-in-kind value of over $135,000.00 for 2017. PBC averaged over 63 volunteers per month to assist Clients. The base of volunteers for the PBC consists of members of our community and surrounding areas. Partnering with different businesses throughout the year such as Piedmont City School system, Boy Scouts of America, Honda Manufacturing of Lincoln, National Honor Society, Farmers and Merchants Bank, and JSU are just a few of the providers of volunteers to support the PBC. PBC Director Joan Haney at Dailey Street Baptist Church served as the VUP coordinator to recruit, train and maintain volunteer records.
FOOD BANK The number of families that receive nutritional supplements through our food bank increased during 2017. PBC partnered with Feed America Community Food Bank in Birmingham, Feed the Children, Wal-Mart, Panera Bread, Dollar General, St. Andrews Gleaning the Fields, Jacksonville's Farmers Market, SAMS Club, local Churches, Bennett Farms, Schools, Businesses and Civic Organizations to collect over 393,000 pounds of food, toiletry and cleaning supplies at an estimated value of over $393,000.00. Over 4,000 boxes of food, toiletry and household cleaning supplies were distributed to supplement the needy in the area. We were able to carry out all of these in Building #3 with the use of our equipment such as our box truck, the freezers, pallet jacks, etc.
CLOTHING/TOILETRY BANK The Clothes/Toiletry Bank greatly expanded its services to over 1,000 Clients with a greater selection of clothes and toiletry items for client assistance. The Clothes Bank volunteers continue to make the clothing more accessible and continuously work to have a larger selection. The Clothing/Toiletry Bank gave items valuing an estimated $15,192.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS BANK The Household Goods Bank is under the leadership of PBC Director Louise Kerns of First Congregational Methodist Church in an exterior storage building. The goal is to provide furniture and appliances for Clients and disaster relief (tornado and home fire). Area churches and businesses have stocked the Household Bank. We assisted four families that were victims of fire and one that was involved in a domestic abuse situation where they had to leave in the middle of the night.
SCHOOL SUPPLY BANK The School Supply Committee dispersed funds provided by Farmers and Merchants Bank to Piedmont City School System and Spring Garden School to purchase supplies and pay fees for needy students.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS The 2017 STAR of Christmas Program chaired by Brenda Headrick, louise kerns and, organized volunteers to distribute Christmas toys, clothes and gifts donated by individuals, and groups to 120 needy children for an estimated in-kind value of over $18,000. This included 14 children between 13-18, in school, and in a household with a younger sibling who also received Christmas items.
TEN FOR TURKEY PROGRAM Turkeys were purchased for over 325 Clients at the November 2017 Food Distribution through the Ten for Turkey program organized by our local participating churches. The total funds rose for the program was over $5,000.00.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Disaster Preparedness committee planning that took place in 2012 resulted in the following agreement with the City of Piedmont that is still in effect today: The PBC will be the collection point for donations after a disaster. Also we will partner with RSVP (Now a division of United Way) to be the check in station for volunteers in the area. Chair chad latta receives updates from Fred Williams, a volunteer that brings a wealth of knowledge to the committee with his vast experience in CERT training, and his VOAD training.
CRISIS ASSISTANCE Ex. Dir. brenda headrivk, part time Office Manager louise kerns, along with trained volunteers managed the Client Assistance Program by interviewing, verifying need, confirming need through CHARITY TRACKER, and providing over $43,000.00 for the physical, financial, social needs of over 4500 Clients of PBC in 2016-2017. PBC assisted on average 379 households per month during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Crisis Assistance in the amount of $19,680.09 for utilities to assist 212 Households, $738.50 for rent to 8 Households, $200.00 for prescription drugs to 8 Households, $109 for gasoline/transportation to 13 Households, $300.00 for temporary lodging for 6 Households and $164.84 for other Crisis Assistance. PBC referred Clients also to other sources of assistance such as the Community Action Agency, 211, Alabama Power, PROJECT SHARE administered by the American Red Cross, Interfaith Ministry, Family Service Center, SENIOR RX program, Department of Human Resources, and job placement services such Elwood Staffing. In addition, referrals for medical, dental and eye professional health services and health equipment-in-kind to 50 Clients was valued at over $7,028.55 in free services and $0 in paid services.
R.A.M.P. Due to grant money and a generous individual donation the PBC purchased aluminum ramp materials. These work as a loaned item for those in need. The PBC will erect the ramp on the clients’ property with a signed rental agreement (no money changes hands it just lets the PBC retain ownership of the materials so that they may be used by another needy family once current clients no longer have a need for it). We believe this will be a better benefit for our community. We erected 2 of these ramps this term.
PBC Summary: “A Success Story-2017” A lady came in one afternoon very upset that her power was about to be disconnected. she was asked to fill-out a survey after she had been seen. This is what she wrote-My power is due to be cut-off the day i heard about the center. I have two small children and was scared to death-i'd tried everything and talked to everyone but no one could help. It was the last minute when i came into the center-I didn't really have much hope. It was going to be a four day weekend and i felt horrible for my two babies. But the ladies at the PBC talked to me with respect and treated me very kind. They went above and beyond to help me keep my power on. she also said: "God Bless ya'll for the work you do and for treating me like a person-I was embarrassed to ask for help but once i spoke to the ladies there i felt much better". By Ex. Director Brenda Headrick
PBC CHALLENGE – 2018 As PBC moves into 20178, realizing that 20% or 3,600 of the 18,000 population in the 36272 zip code (399 square miles including over four counties (Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, and Etowah) are below the poverty level; and, realizing that PBC serves at 130% of the government guidelines for poverty, or over 5,000 potential clients; then PBC faces the following challenges: Expand Crisis Assistance Funding Expand Food Bank Services & Funding/Donations-(Client Choice Pantry) Expand Clothing Bank Services & Donations Expand Household Goods Services & Donations Expand the Volunteer Utilization Program (VUP) to meet more needs by using more volunteers Build or expand our facility for growth in our Clothing Recycling program and Thrift Store Expand Job seeking opportunities (computer access for online job applications, classes for how to conduct interviews, etc.) Other challenges TBD
“And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he asked”. I Chronicles 4: 9-10