The Record Keeps Playing

 Alexandria, VA– Through strong support of U.S. donors and a united front of traditional red kettles and virtual bell-ringers, The Salvation Army raised a record $142 million during the 2010 annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign nationally. The increase of just over two percent from 2009’s record of $139 million raised reflects the continued determination of every American to support their neighbors during challenging economic times.  … Continue reading

It truly was DESTINY!

Alabaster, Alabama — When you talk to Sergeants Andy and Jenny Bailey, immense joy just fills the room. They are the walking, talking examples of lives changed to benefit others. They exude happiness, they make you feel comfortable, and they have a brightness that can only be a gift from God. And it was. Hard to believe their fate seemed so different some 12 years ago, but it … Continue reading

Speedy Help

  DAYTONA, FL – 69 year old NASCAR veteran Morgan Shepherd  sported new colors and the most highly recognizable charitable organization in the world at the Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Series event this past Saturday. He finished 26th in the Nationwide race, which is like the minor leagues for NASCAR. Shepherd has partnered with The Salvation Army and donated the hood of his #89 Nationwide Series race car at Daytona … Continue reading

Fashion Statement

It was a packed house this morning at our Green Springs Thrift Store. People came to see Miss Alabama Ashley Davis and others model clothes and save 50% on any clothing throughout the store. Miss Alabama didn’t disappoint, looking very sharp, and John Paepcke, reporter from NBC 13, showed his debonaire side as he strutted down the runway. In fact, he had money stuffed in his … Continue reading

Thank You

We here at the Birmingham Salvation Army want to thank the people in our area for their prayers and support for the friends and family of Brigadier Luther Smith. Special thanks to Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Parlor, and Workplay for hosting a wonderful luncheon for us. It is very weird not having him around, but the support helps us all move on and we will always have the … Continue reading

The Face of The Birmingham Salvation Army Has Died

Brigadier Luther Smith, 96, passed away this morning after battling pneumonia.  Recognized by many in Birmingham as the face of The Salvation Army, he was a mentor, encourager and supporter to many over the 70 years he ministered to those in need. Ordained and commissioned by The Salvation Army in 1936, he led the Birmingham Area Command from 1971-1979 and his service to the community … Continue reading

Save 50%

Reminder: Today is Wacky Wednesday at all area Salvation Army Thrift Stores. This means ALL CLOTHES are 50% off today.  DID YOU KNOW? 100% of profits from thrift stores fund our Adult Rehabilitation Programs? It does so donate today or go enjoy clothing at 50% off every Wednesday!

Get our App

More than 190,000 people have downloaded The Salvation Army’s free social justice app ‘The Daily Cup’ since we launched it December 15.  It’s helped us raise awareness among a broader, younger base in record time. To get it on your phone just go to The Daily Cup provides important information about social justice issues like hunger, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, and natural disasters. It … Continue reading

“God Has Our Back”

Birmingham, Alabama- (February 3, 2011)-  Van Johnson loves to write. He loves people, and he has loved the moments of life observed in the men’s emergency shelter at The Birmingham Salvation Army downtown. As the desk clerk for the shelter, he interacts with everyone that comes through the doors, and sees things that inspire him to write. “I’m no writer,” Van admits. “But I see … Continue reading