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Hospice of the Valley, Inc.

Un negocio BBB Acreditado desde 06/14/2005.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Nombre: Hospice of the Valley, Inc.
Teléfono: (256) 350-5585
Número de fax: (256) 350-3769
Dirección: 216 Johnston St SE
Decatur, AL 35601-2516
Dirección de la página cibernética:
Report Creation Date: 8 de abril, 2015
Report Expiration Date: 8 de agosto, 2015
Fecha de Fundación de la Compañía: mayo 1984
Principal: Ms. Debbie Heard, Director
Contacto de Servicios al Cliente: Ms. Debbie Heard, Director - (256) 350-5585 or
Dirección de Correo Electrónico:
Entidad: Corporación
Incorporado: mayo 1984, AL
Número de Empleados: 35 FT, 7 PT , 150 Volunteers, 80 PRNs
Clase de Negocio: Hospices, Charity - Local, Home Health Services, Home Health Services - Skilled, In-home Care, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Nurses, Senior Home Care
BBB Acreditación: Esta compañía es un negocio acreditado por el BBB.

Stated Purpose

According to information provided to the BBB by HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY, INC., the organization's purpose is, "to meet the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the terminally ill patient and provide support and care for persons in the last phases of an incurable illness so that they might live as fully and comfortably as possible."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

Charities that meet the Standards for Charity Accountability are eligible to participate in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal program. The seal, which can be displayed on the charity's web site and in printed materials, helps inform the public that the charity meets these standards. This organization participates in this program.


The organization offers 24 hour, on-call nursing care, home health aide, medical equipment/supplies, monetary assistance for medicines, social services for patient and family, pain control and symptom management, volunteer services for companionship and family respite care, counseling, spiritual support, bereavement support, speakers bureau, educational workshops, supports groups for adults and children, and professional consultations regarding health-related questions.

Total Program Expenses:$2,987,566


The organization's board meets quarterly.

Chief Executive Officer:Debbie Heard - Executive Director
CEO Compensation:$82,000
Highest Paid Executive:Executive Director
Highest Paid Executive Compensation:$82,000
Chair of the Board:Sam Alfano
Board Size:14
Paid Staff Size:35 FT Full Time. 7 PT Part Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:United Way, Direct Mail Appeals, Invitations to Fund Raising Events, Print Advertisements, Corporate Solicitations, Grant Proposals

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Hospice of the Valley, Inc.'s Annual Report for the year ended 31 de diciembre, 2012:

  Commercial insurance$48,632
  Support and contributions$200,879
  Fund raising$102,639
  Investment income$35,336
 Total Income:$3,870,492
Expenses     % of total
% of total
  Programs: $2,987,566   81.25% 77.19%
  Fund Raising: $36,732   1.00% 0.95%
  Administrative: $652,668   17.75% 16.86%
  Other: $0   0.00% 0.00%
  Total Expenses: $3,676,966
Excess of Income over Expenses$193,526
Beginning Net Assets$3,089,324
Ending Net Assets:$3,282,850
Total Assets$3,545,401
Total Liabilities$262,551

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.

Nombres, Direcciones, y Números de Teléfono Adicionales

Direcciones Adicionales
PO Box 2745
Decatur, AL  35602-2745

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Consejos Sobre la Industria


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.

Bona fide solicitors will welcome the requests, and gladly furnish the information, bogus solicitors will not be able to provide this information or will attempt to talk themselves out of an uncomfortable situation and go on to a less "educated giver".

ID: 5003354
Reporte desde el 30 de julio, 2015 12:10
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