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Hospice Family Care, Inc.
3304 Westmill Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-6119
Dirección de la página cibernética:
Report Creation Date:
30 de julio, 2014
Report Expiration Date:
30 de julio, 2017
Fecha de Fundación de la Compañía:
Fecha en que Inició sus Operaciones Comerciales Localmente:
Mr. Forrest James Briggs, Executive Director
Contacto de Servicios al Cliente:
Ms. Lee Shaw, PR - (256) 650-1212
Dirección de Correo Electrónico:
enero 1979, AL
Número de Empleados:
39 Full Time. 15 Part Time.
Clase de Negocio:
Hospices, Charity - Local, Home Health Services, Home Health Services - Skilled, In-home Care, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Nurses, Senior Home Care
Alabama Hospice Organization - Calera, AL
Hospice Foundation of America - Washington, DC
Hospice Family Care is committed to caring for individuals touched by life-threatening illness, grief and loss. The agency staff believes that all people have the right to compassionate, quality, end - of - life care.
This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.
Soliciting organizations shall have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes:
(a) the organization’s mission statement,
(b) a summary of the past year’s program service accomplishments,
(c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors,
(d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year,
(ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative
categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.
The BBB did not receive an Annual Report from Hospice Family Care nor was one posted on the charity website.
Soliciting organizations shall include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.
The BBB did not see the Annual Report posted on the Hospice Family Care website.
Soliciting organizations shall address privacy concerns of donors by:
(a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, and
The BBB did not receive the donor privacy policies from Hospice Family Care nor were these posted on the charity website.
In an effort to assist you in making a responsible decision, the BBB suggests you follow these guidelines:
1. Use your head as well as your heart. Beware of telephone solicitations. The ultimate telephone solicitation scam can result when callers secure your pledge for a donation to a non-existent charity.
2. If you are tempted to respond to a telephone appeal, request that literature be sent to you along with the organizations latest financial statement BEFORE you make a contribution. This information will allow you to determine how much of your donation actually goes to the cause, how much to fund raising and administrative costs.
3. Beware of "runners" who will be right over to pick up your check.
4. Never make cash donations, always pay by check with the endorsement made out to the charity, not the person collecting.
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