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 serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors
Conswella Johnson serves on 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 and Mrs. Johnson provide 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.
The bank employees participated in a canned food drive the local Boys and Girls club is doing for a service project. Our employee Jim Troupe is involved with this group, so we decided to have a little fun and challenged employees to “Can Jim Troupe.”
United Way of Bedford County
Andrea Sublett serves as Secretary of 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. Sublett serves on the Board of this charity and uses her financial skills to help fundraise, and then budget the monies and resources received. Ms. Sublett is the secretary and also serves on the finance committee, the audit committee, and is on the United Way executive board as co-chair of the campaign committee.
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 has several employees that serve as Table Captains at the 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 also in fundraising efforts.
Shelbyville/Bedford County Library Board
Brent Canady serves on the Board of Directors
This Board serves the community by governing the local library, and fundraising for the new library building. The public library serves many local individuals in a variety of ways. One of the most frequent is their free internet service. For many local citizens this is the only web access they have available. Our library also has a wonderful summer children’s program that brings in many local kids.
Mr. Canady serves the community on this board by fundraising and making allocation decisions.
Bedford County Senior Citizens:
Nancy Jensen serves on the Board of Directors
This center serves as a community focal point where older persons may come together for services and activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in and with the community.
Ms. Jensen uses her financial skills while serving as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors in this organization. She also serves on the grievance committee, the recreation programming committee, and is the fundraising chairman.
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
- Rotary Club
- Leadership Bedford
- Moore County - Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce
- Shelbyville/Bedford County Park and Recreation Board AND Commerce Park Development Committee
- Unionville Fire Department Ladies Auxilary
- TN Promise Program
- PTOs and individual School Organizations
- Cascade Youth Football Association
- Duck River Youth Football League & Liberty Youth Cheerleading
- TN Achieves and TN Promise Program
- Bedford Co Zoning and Appeals Board
- Epsilon Sigma Alpha
- The Celebration Association
Finally, FCB has a SuperFan! FCB’s SuperFan, Dustin Rhodes, and his entourage visit local sporting events such as football games and basketball games at our local schools interacting with our community and our youth. He always has goodies with him to give away at those events and fans love when he shows up!