Community First at FCB
As a local community bank, First Community Bank makes every effort to put the needs of our community first. We are active participants in our community in many ways including sponsoring ball teams of all kinds; supporting and sponsoring local events and fundraisers; and encouraging our employees in their community service activities. Below is a list of several of the organizations that we support.
Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County
Jim Troupe is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors.
The primary goal of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The Club provides the following:
- Dedicated Facilities (safe havens that provide an opportunity to learn & grow)
- Open daily after school (in the morning where warranted)
- Professional Staff (trained, caring, positive Youth Development Professionals serving as role models & mentors)
- Available & Affordable to All (no child is denied membership because of inability to pay)
Mr. Troupe provides financial advice while serving on the Board of Directors of this organization. The Club provides services to all families regardless of their ability to pay.
United Way of Bedford County
Kayla Hilliard serves on the Board of Directors and as Allocations Chairperson.
Vickie Hull serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.
United Way of Bedford County (UWBC) provides resources to health and human service agencies, reaching people from all walks of life and income groups. The United Way Office is located in the FCB Annex Building and FCB is proud to be able to donate/provide this space to such a worthy organization.
Ms. Hull serves on the Board of this charity and uses her financial skills to help fundraise, and then budget the monies and resources received. Ms. Hull is the treasurer and serves on the allocations committee and is on the United Way executive board.
Bedford Cancer Foundation Inc.
Barbara Pate serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors and the Co-Chair of the Audit Committee
Rebecca Jones serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors
The Bedford Cancer Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization that is a volunteer and membership-based foundation that enables people to easily and effectively support funding for cancer patients who are residents of Bedford County, TN. The Foundation assists and supports cancer patients undergoing treatment.
Ms. Pate provides financial expertise as Co-Chair of the Audit Committee by reviewing financials and helps in fundraising by serving on the Publicity committee, in addition to her secretarial duties. Ms. Jones provides financial expertise as the Treasurer of the organization.
Homes of Hope of Bedford County, Inc.
FCB sponsors and participates with Table Captains and any other Homes of Hope fundraisers. Also, the Homes of Hope Office is located in the FCB Annex Building and FCB is proud to be able to donate/provide this space to such another worthy organization.
Homes of Hope exists to assist families in crisis by providing a safe, nurturing and Christ-centered home for their children and to offer hope through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
First Choice Pregnancy Counseling Center
Rebecca Jones serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors
The First Choice Pregnancy Counseling Center is a tax-exempt, charitable organization that relies on donations and fundraising for their income. The center offers the following services free of charge: pregnancy tests, confidential counseling, abortion information, physician referrals, adoption referrals, STD information, ultrasounds, baby needs, parenting classes, post-abortion help & healing, and abstinence materials. The Center also provides, free of charge, classes at all Bedford County schools teaching children about abstinence and STD's. This is contracted through the Bedford County Board of Education.
Ms. Jones shares her financial knowledge by helping the BOD and the Director of the center with general oversight, reviewing the monthly financials, annual budgeting and in fundraising efforts.
Other Civic Clubs and Organizations
FCB employees are also involved in other organizations such as the ones below, although this is not a complete list:
- Child Development Center
- Shelbyville and Bedford County Chamber of Commerce
- Economic Development and Tourism Board
- Pathway to a Better Tomorrow
- Rotary Club
- Leadership Bedford
- Moore County - Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce
- Unionville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary
- PTOs and individual School Organizations
- TN Achieves and TN Promise Program
- Bedford Co Zoning and Appeals Board
- Epsilon Sigma Alpha
- The Celebration Association
- Shelbyville Community Soup Kitchen
- Imagination Library Board
- American Disabilities Act Board
- The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC, Vocational Rehabilitation)
- State Advisory Board for the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
- Lynchburg 4H Club
- The LongBeard Foundation, Southern LongBeards