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Semi-Annual Report 2014

With the winter weather we experienced this year and with utility bills being so high, HHPC tried to help more than usual with paying heating bills. We served about the same number of families as we did in 2013, but we paid more on bills. Also, this is the time of year when people forget that needs go on at other times rather than the holidays. We get caught up in vacations and kids being out of school and the needs of others are forgotten. As you can see from the Semi-Annual Report, we have spent more than we have taken in this year. We are fortunate that we had enough money at the beginning of the year so we won't be closing our doors! We see people with issues that most of us would not wish on anyone - sick children, loss of jobs after years of service, unexpected deaths of spouses. We all need to remember how very fortunate we are.

 

 

Helping Hands is a non-profit organization that helps both Putnam County residents and transients, who are in emergency situations and in need of food, rent, transportation, utility payments, medication, eye examinations and eyeglasses. This assistance is intended for those who are otherwise unable to afford these much needed services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Helping Hands of Putnam County is to administer received foods and monetary donations to assist families in Putnam County with food,
utilities, medical expenses and rent. Helping Hands also administers Project Help funds from the City of Cookeville and Upper Cumberland Electric
Membership Corporation with no cost to donors or recipients in the county.