Smyrna Lavergne Assistance Coalition
130 Richardson Street
Smyrna TN 37167
Mission Statement
We service the Smryna and LaVergne citizens with electric, gas and water who have received a disconnect notice and are unable to pay their bill. Smyrna LaVergne Assistance Coalition (SLAC) pledges their services and resources to assist as many families as possible, in emergency need, to prevent the disconnection of household utilities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director
Board Chair Mrs. Linda McNeill
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Projected Expenses $35,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $35,000.00 (2011)
Statements
Mission We service the Smryna and LaVergne citizens with electric, gas and water who have received a disconnect notice and are unable to pay their bill. Smyrna LaVergne Assistance Coalition (SLAC) pledges their services and resources to assist as many families as possible, in emergency need, to prevent the disconnection of household utilities.
Background SLAC was started by a group of concerned citizens and ministers to assist families in Smyrna and LaVergne in emergency situations. The organization was run by volunteers who provided furniture, clothing, food, job resources and money. Over the years it became apparent that other local agencies could provide all of the above services except financial help in keeping their utilities on after receiving a disconnect notice. SLAC is staffed with all volunteers and is open 4 hours a week.
Impact Last year we were able to assist over 750 families with their utilities bill. We were only open 4 hours a week due to lack of funding. This year, we are increasing our fundrasing efforts to be able to meet the growing demand for our services and the rising cost of utility bills. We also want to be open more hours to better meet the growing need for assistance.
Needs With the increasing cost of utilities and the growing need for assistance, we need donations to meet the needs of the North Rutherford County citizens.SLAC is a volunteer organization and can always use additional volunteers.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Support NEC
Secondary Organization Category Human Services /
Tertiary Organization Category Unknown /
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Rutherford
SLAC serves clients in Northern Rutherford County in TN. Specifically Smyrna, TN 37167 and LaVergne, TN 37086
Board Chair Statement
Our most immediate challenge is in the area of funding. Unfortunately as the economy tightened our funding has decreased, also during this same time period utility bills have increased for our clients. We are striving to serve as many families as possible without running out of funds prior to the end of each month.  Since our recent affiliation with CNM, the outlook is promising for potential funding due to avenues that are new to us.
We are blessed with dedicated volunteers who take time with the clients to discuss their current situation and direct them to other resources that may be of help to them. It is difficult to tell a client that there is no funding for us to be able to help. There is a small consultation in knowing that we can direct them to
churches in the area that may be able to help.
We are a community organization committed to helping those in the Smyrna/LaVergne area.
 
CEO Statement
SLAC is an all volunteer organization. We strive to assure that all funds and gifts received be our agency go directly to keep utilities on for our clients. SLAC has maintained a trained and committed volunteer staff who screen the applicants to assure the need prior to paying toward a utility bill. I want to emphasize that we are the only help organization in Northern Rutherford County that provides this service to residents of Smyrna and LaVergne.
Programs
Description SLAC provides emergency assistance to North Rutherford County residents for gas, electric and water.
Budget 35000.00
Category
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments
Our most immediate challege is in the area of funding. Unfortunately as the economy tightened our funding has decreased, also during this same time period utility bills have increased for our clients. We are striving to serve as many families as possible without running out of funds prior to the end of each month.  Since our recent affiliation with CNM, the outlook is promissing for potential funding due to avenues that are new to us.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Linda McNeill
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term June 2009 to Dec 2011
Email slac130@yahoo.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mrs. Barbara Hale Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Danette Hookey Community VolunteerVoting
Rev. Rob Hunter-Dunbar Community VolunteerVoting
Rev. Ed Irwin Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Linda McNeill Voting
Mr. Galen Medlin Voting
Mrs. Sherrill Pitts Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Audrey Wildes Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. Galen Medlin
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term June 2009 to Dec 2011
Email medlin8795@bellsouth.net
Standing Committees
CEO Comments
Our most immediate challege is in the area of funding. Unfortunately as the economy tightened our funding has decreased, also during this same time period utility bills have increased for our clients. We are striving to serve as many families as possible without running out of funds prior to the end of each month.  Since our recent affiliation with CNM, the outlook is promissing for potential funding due to avenues that are new to us.
We are blessed with dedicated volunteers who take time with the clients to discuss their current situation and direct them to other resources that may be of help to them. It is difficult to tell a client that there is no funding for us to be able to help. There is a small consulation in knowing that we can direct them to
a service in the area that may be able to help.
We are a community organiztion committed to helping those in the Smyrna/LaVergne area.
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Linda Brown
Term Start Jan 2009
Email slac130@yahoo.com
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 5
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? No
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? No
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? No
CEO Comments
Our most immediate challege is in the area of funding. Unfortunately as the economy tightened our funding has decreased, also during this same time period utility bills have increased for our clients. We are striving to serve as many families as possible without running out of funds prior to the end of each month.  Since our recent affiliation with CNM, the outlook is promissing for potential funding due to avenues that are new to us.
We are blessed with dedicated volunteers who take time with the clients to discuss their current situation and direct them to other resources that may be of help to them. It is difficult to tell a client that there is no funding for us to be able to help. There is a small consulation in knowing that we can direct them to
a service in the area that may be able to help.
We are a community organiztion committed to helping those in the Smyrna/LaVergne area.
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2011
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2011
Projected Revenue $35,000.00
Projected Expenses $35,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
smyrna lavergne assistance coalition 2008 budget2008
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
This organization filed a 990-N form with the IRS which does not provide financial information. Small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are $25,000 or less are required to submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete 990 or 990-EZ.
Comment provided by Amy McDaniel 01/2011.
Nonprofit Smyrna Lavergne Assistance Coalition
Address 130 Richardson Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
Primary Phone (615) 530-1470
Contact Email slac130@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Linda Brown
Board Chair Mrs. Linda McNeill
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1992

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