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BBB Reliability Report for

Hospice of the Valley, Inc.

A BBB Accredited Charity since 06/14/2005.


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Name: Hospice of the Valley, Inc.
Phone: (256) 350-5585
Fax: (256) 350-3769
Address: 216 Johnston St SE
Decatur, AL 35601-2516
Website: www.hospiceofthevalley.net
Report Creation Date: April 3, 2017
Report Expiration Date: June 5, 2017
Original Business Start Date: May 1984
Principal: Ms. Debbie Heard, CEO
Customer Contact: Ms. Debbie Heard, CEO - (256) 350-5585 or
Email Address:
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: May 1984, AL
Employees: 48 FT, 1 PT, 150 Volunteers, 87 PRNs
Type of Business: Hospices, Charity - Local, Home Health Services, Home Health Services - Skilled, In-home Care, Medical Equipment & Supplies, Nurses, Senior Home Care
BBB Accreditation: Yes

BBB Comments

The most recent report on this organization has expired. A new report has not been developed due to lack of inquiries.

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.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
PO Box 2745
Decatur, AL  35602-2745
Ms. Debbie Heard, CEO

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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
Report as of July 26, 2017 08:13
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