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

Snowed In-But Assisting

No one was immune from the recent incredible snow event, or “Snowmaggedon 2014″. We all witnessed it and were a part of in some very unique ways yesterday. Our own Director of Development, Brandy Crumly, was stranded on I-65 for more than 6 hours. And our Director of Social Services, Larry Dancy, had to abandon his car and seek a warm place to lay his head. He walked … Continue reading

Woman Drops $1500 Ring in Red Kettle

The Salvation Army has been blessed over the years with unusual yet wonderful donations for its red kettle drive. The bell ringers in our area have reported that this holiday season is no different. We recently received a donated ring appraised at $1500 that a lady dropped into a kettle at Brookwood Village. We were able to catch up with her to ask why she … 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