BCBS – Caring Foundation Donates $100,000

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Caring Foundation has been a wonderful partner with The Salvation Army for many years.  The foundation’s ongoing support has made a tremendous impact in the lives of the men, women and children served by The Salvation Army throughout the Birmingham community. We are pleased to announce that this wonderful organization is once again supporting our work to meet the needs … Continue reading

Protective Life Helps Out

 Thank you to Protective Life for their time and efforts painting our two veteran’s rooms and filling food bags. Over 40 volunteers showed up to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and lockers of those that stay with us. “It is great to see them work with smiles on their faces,” says one of our veterans. “They don’t know how much it … Continue reading

Hallelujah Lassies

“Hallelujah Lassies” was a term coined for Salvation Army women that preached the gospel in the mid 1800’s. One woman in particular helped pioneered this….. Eliza Shirley – Salvation Army Pioneer Born in 1863 Eliza Shirley was raised to be a proper Victorian young lady in 19th Century England. Though trained in all the manners and customs to become a lady of the manor, Eliza … Continue reading

Angel Tree Registration over

  Pictured: A/Capt. Kathy Parker & Capt. Jani Criss The Angel Tree registration period is now closed for 2013. We want to thank all of our volunteers and staff that made the week go smoothly. Rough estimates show children needing assistance close to that of last years that totaled near 7,000 for our area. We will update those numbers shortly. If you missed the registration … Continue reading

Angel Tree Registration Info

  QUALIFICATIONS: for The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program for anyone living in Jefferson, Shelby or Chilton County: Child(ren) 10 yrs of age & under Birth certificate of each child that will receive gifts Social Security cards of parent(s) / legal guardian and all children applying Picture ID of parent(s) /  legal guardian Proof of income Proof of residency- power bill etc IF YOU MEET QUALIFICATIONS – TO … Continue reading

Donate your Miles

It’s National Aviation Day! Thanks to Orville Wright we can reach spots all over the world quickly. As you travel to those exotic locations, keep in mind that your flyer miles can help thousands in our area. The Salvation Army is well-known for the famous kettle bells during the Christmas season. Many are familiar with the fabulous deals and easy ability to donate to our Thrift … Continue reading

New Bessemer Officers

Pictured: Back Row L-R: Area Commander Major Bob Parker, A/Captain Kathy Parker, Capt. Jani Criss, Capt. Bill Criss  Front Row L-R Capt. Young Kim, Capt. Yong Kim The Birmingham Salvation Army area command is proud to welcome Captains’ Yong (Pronounced with a long O sound) & Young Kim to our Bessemer Corp. They will be responsible for services that assist those in need in the … Continue reading

Hitting the Target

Local K-12 students hit the Target this morning shopping for back-to-school items… free of charge. The Salvation Army and Target are teaming up for the fourth straight year to help over 12,000 needy children nationwide. Over 30 children from the Shelby County area had a chance to fill a cart at the Target on Hwy 150. Each child received an $80 gift card to purchase school supplies, clothing, and anything else needed for … Continue reading

Oklahoma UPDATE

In response to the storm, through Thursday June 27, The Salvation Army has provided approximately: 91,809 meals 127,735 drinks 176,697 snacks Emotional and spiritual care to 13,046 individuals 43,570 comfort kits 6,784 Clean Up Kits 29,480 hours of employee and volunteer service Over 4,800 cases opened and services provided to more than 13,000 individuals The Salvation Army maintains a fleet of 31 canteens and has … Continue reading

Large Salvation Army Response to Colorado Fires

Denver, CO – As fires continue to erupt across Colorado, The Salvation Army calls in Emergency Disaster Services teams from New Mexico, California, Wyoming and Montana in response to requests for aid in multiple locations around the state.   The Salvation Army’s Colorado teams have worked non-stop since the Black Forest Fire began burning nearly two week ago.  In just eleven days, these teams have provided … Continue reading