Facts & Trivia about The Salvation Army

FACTS & TRIVIA ABOUT  THE SALVATION ARMY National Salvation Army Week 2015   As we celebrate National Salvation Army Week and the 150th world-wide Anniversary of The Salvation Army, we share some interesting facts and trivia about The Salvation Army.   DID YOU KNOW THAT?    In July 2015, The Salvation Army will celebrate its 150th world-wide anniversary. Now, that is something to celebrate!   … Continue reading

National Salvation Army Week, May 11-15, 2015

Today kicks-off National Salvation Army Week. Typically observed in the second week of May, this National Salvation Army Week was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. In his proclamation he noted:   “Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood . . . Their work … Continue reading

The Salvation Army’s Trussville Donation Drop-off Location Has Moved to a New Site

Birmingham, Ala. (May 7, 2015) – The Salvation Army  donation site located in Trussville at East Minister Presbyterian Church has moved to a new location due to the sale of the property. Effective immediately, please take donations to the new donation site located approximately one mile south of the old location. The new drop-off site is located at 1173 Gadsden Hwy./US 11 and is one … Continue reading

Miss Alabama to Model Fashions at Annual Fashion Show

This year’s annual Salvation Army fashion show will feature the current Miss Alabama Caitlin Brunell as one of the models showcasing the latest fashions the Green Springs family store has to offer for men, women and children. The fashion show will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at The Salvation Army’s Family Store located at 76 Greensprings Highway in Homewood. This … Continue reading

Notre Dame Band to Volunteer at The Salvation Army

On Monday, October 20, the University of Notre Dame Band will be making a stop in Birmingham to volunteer at The Salvation Army. Approximately 60 members, of the 380 member band, opted to spend their fall break doing service work as they drive back to Notre Dame by bus after performing at the University of Notre Dame vs. Florida State University football game on Saturday, October … Continue reading

The Salvation Army Food Pantry Supplies Running Low

October 9, 2014 – The Salvation Army Social Services Center is asking for help stocking their food pantry. An average of 200 families in Birmingham seek food assistance every month, most with small children. Each year thousands of pounds of food are distributed to those in need but this month, a low inventory of food items means the ability to provide food assistance may be … Continue reading

4th Annual Roxanne Adams Memorial Blood Drive

The fourth annual Roxanne Adams Memorial Blood Drive will be held March 29, 2014 inside the Gardendale Civic Center (970 Main St. in Gardendale, Al) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Salvation Army is proud to be a sponsor of this event that hopes to collect as many units of blood as possible for LifeSouth to distribute in our area. Each unit has the capability of saving three lives. Donors will … Continue reading

Emergency Disaster Training

Weather patterns haven’t exactly been quiet around here lately and tornado & hurricane seasons are right around the corner. To prepare for the rest of 2014, The Birmingham Salvation Army will be offering disaster training for volunteers in April with classes available Friday April 11 or Saturday April 12 at our social services building located at 2130 11th Ave. North in Birmingham. Upon completion, volunteers will be able to serve in many capacities. They … Continue reading

Shelby County Warming Station

The greater Birmingham Salvation Army is prepared to help anyone needing shelter from the cold. The emergency shelter in downtown Birmingham expects an influx over the next couple of days and will offer free food and shelter to anyone needing it. In Shelby County they are opening a warming station at 108 Plaza Circle in Alabaster. The schedule for now will be: 24 hour coffee availability … Continue reading