Human Services

Helping Hands of Putnam County

Cookeville, TN   |  www.helpinghandspc.org

Mission

Helping Hands of Putnam County is a charitable non-profit organization that provides emergency services (such as food, utilities, medical expenses, rent and gas vouchers to doctor appointments) to low-income Putnam County persons and their families.

Ruling year info

1985

Principal Officer

Ms. Debbie Handlson

Main address

421 East Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501 USA

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Formerly known as

Putnam County Clearing House

EIN

62-1132736

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Emergency Food Program

All Putnam County residents are eligible to apply for food assistance through Helping Hands. The food has been donated by individuals, and organizations; bought through Second Harvest and other low-cost sources; and acquired from USDA. During a visit to Helping Hands, budget matters are discussed to give recipients added resources to help alleviate the need for the food shelf. In 2016, 170,000 pounds of food were distributed to clients and 2200 families served.

Population(s) Served
Budget
$36,000

All Putnam County residents are eligible to apply for financial assistance for rent, utilities, prescriptions and gas vouchers for doctor appointments outside of Putnam County The amount given is dependent on the financial resources Helping Hands has available at that time. Referrals are given to other area organizations or churches that might be able to subsidize the amount that Helping Hands pays. These organizations also refer to Helping Hands in a spirit of cooperation. The money paid by Helping Hands must satisfy the bill that is due.  In 2016, $71000 was dispersed to assist families with direct program expenses and another $29,000 toward client support assistance.

Population(s) Served
Budget
$111,000

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Affiliations & memberships

Second Harvest Food Bank 2005

Financials

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Helping Hands of Putnam County

Board of directors
as of 8/5/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Anita Bay

Retired Putnam County

Term: 2019 - 2019

Anita Bay

Retired

Linda Delventhal

Mike Jennings

Cummins Filtration

Joe Niggeler

Retired

Sally Pardue

Nina Lunn

retired

Jack Matson

retired

Kathy Mattson

Livingston Community College

Kelly Savage

Cummins Filteration

Dave Matson

Bank of Putnam County

Sylvia Kennedy

Community Volunteer

Keywords

PUTNAM Food, Utilites, Rent, Medications