Pet of the week
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. PeoplesBankAl.com.