Pet of the week

Cherokee County Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

Chero­kee Hu­mane So­ci­ety has sev­eral pets avail­able for adop­tion. Look at this hand­some boy! He is a lab mix, 18 months old, and sweet as sugar.

He loves to play and to be loved. He is hop­ing for a good home in time for Christ­mas!

If you want a ter­rific pet, please call the Hu­mane So­ci­ety at 256-779-7159 and come see Car­son.

Chero­kee Hu­mane So­ci­ety is cur­rently in need of Milk Bones (all sizes), Tidy Cat (non-clump­ing) yel­low and blue bag, Pedi­gree canned dog food, 13


gal­lon trash bags, pa­per tow­els, let­ter size manila fold­ers, Clorox Spray cleaner, kit­ten chow and Dawn dish de­ter­gent.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 256-779-7159.

CULLMAN — Peo­ples Bank of Alabama launched a joint pro­gram with Dis­cover aimed at help­ing fam­i­lies in need dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. The goal of the “Giv­ing Back” pro­gram was to do­nate up to $25,000 and to col­lect non-per­ish­able items for seven lo­cal food banks; one in each county they serve.

Peo­ples Bank of Alabama pro­vided col­lec­tion con­tain­ers in­side ev­ery branch and asked the com­mu­nity to help col­lect and do­nate non-per­ish­able items for fam­i­lies in need. Be­cause of this joint ef­fort, thou­sands of food items were re­ceived and dis­trib­uted to lo­cal food banks through­out cen­tral and north Alabama. Peo­ples Bank in part­ner­ship with Dis­cover® also do­nated a to­tal of $35,000 to those food banks to­day.

Lo­cally, the Cen­tre branch gave $5,000 and also served as a col­lec­tion of food and other items which they do­nated to the Chero­kee County Cri­sis Cen­ter.

“The Christ­mas sea­son is re­ally about giv­ing,” said Peo­ples Bank Pres­i­dent, Tim Wil­liams, “and it has been good to watch the com­mu­nity come to­gether to help with this ef­fort. As a bank, our mis­sion re­minds us we are here to par­tic­i­pate and in­vest in our com­mu­ni­ties and we are com­mit­ted to that vi­sion state­ment. We would like to thank all those who gave, es­pe­cially our friends at Dis­cover-- who part­nered with us to give back.”

Craig Gil­ley, man­ager of the Cen­tre branch of Peo­ples Bank said the drive started the week of Thanks­giv­ing and ended Dec. 9.

Gene Ta­tum, di­rec­tor of the Chero­kee County Cri­sis Cen­ter, said they were thrilled to re­ceive the do­na­tions from Peo­ples’ and ex­pressed ap­pre­ci­a­tion on be­half of the cri­sis cen­ter for the com­mu­nity’s sup­port as well.

“The com­mu­nity has been out­stand­ing.” said Ta­tum.

“This is prob­a­bly the best year we have had. Do­na­tions of food have been ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic. We have clothes. We are just let­ting peo­ple get all they want right now in­clud­ing house­hold goods. We are help­ing peo­ple who have been the vic­tim of fires. When we had the flood (last De­cem­ber) we helped a lot of folks out with house­hold goods. It has been one of our bet­ter years.”

The cri­sis cen­ter also spon­sored a re­cent toy drive, Ta­tum said.

“We give away used and new toys ev­ery year,” said Ta­tum.

“For any­body that would like to come by the cri­sis cen­ter and see what we do it would be ap­pre­ci­ated,” said Ta­tum.

“I think the com­mu­nity has re­sponded ex­tremely well,” said Gil­ley.

“We are just re­ally glad to sup­port the cri­sis cen­ter,” said Gil­ley. “They do a lot of good things in the com­mu­nity and we are glad to be part of it.”

Peo­ples Bank of Alabama is one of the most con­ve­nient bank­ing ser­vice providers for con­sumers and busi­nesses in North Cen­tral Alabama.

With 25 branches, 31 ATMs and an ad­vanced of­fer­ing of on­line and mo­bile bank­ing ser­vices, PBAL is a leader in com­mer­cial and re­tail bank­ing, ebank­ing and pro­mot­ing fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy in the seven coun­ties it pri­mar­ily serves.

Head­quar­tered in Cullman, AL, FDIC in­sured PBAL has more than $670 mil­lion in as­sets and is owned by Al­trust Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices, Inc., the bank’s hold­ing com­pany.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. Peo­

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