Salvation Army to House Refugees

Italian authorities have asked The Salvation Army to arrange for its Atena Lucana Centre to be used as a temporary home for refugees from northern Africa fleeing the turmoil in Tunisia and Libya.Refugees are fleeing Libya through Tunisia by the thousands as turmoil continues in the unstable North Africa, and The Salvation Army will soon have an opportunity to assist them. Italian Foreign Minister Franco … Continue reading

Thanks to The Birmingham City Council

Birmingham– The Birmingham City Council honored Brigadier Luther Smith this morning at their council meeting. His wife, Esther, accepted the resolution offerred by Counselor Valerie Abbott. The city thanked Brigadier for his incredible service and help that he gave to so many in Birmingham. Recognized by many in Birmingham as the face of The Salvation Army, he was a mentor, encourager and supporter to many … Continue reading

Birmingham City Council Honors Brigadier Tomorrow

Brigadier Luther Smith left us February 9th. 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. The Birmingham City Council will honor him tomorrow morning at 9:30am during their regularly scheduled meeting. Ordained and commissioned by The Salvation Army in 1936, he led the Birmingham … Continue reading

Wanna Get Naked

What lengths would you go to to raise awareness for the homeless? Would you get naked? Stripping down has become an annual tradition for University of Iowa students and community members in the charitable walk/run called the Nearly Naked Mile, but at least the PG event is for a good cause. Instead of paying an entrance fee, participants take off their extra clothing before the race … Continue reading

Wacky Wednesday

Reminder: Today is Wacky Wednesday. All clothing at any store is 50% off today and every Wednesday. There is also an auction every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – 12pm at our Birmingham Thrift Store, 1401 Shuttelsworth Dr. There you can find tons of items at rock bottom prices. 100% of the profits fund our Adult Rehabilitation Program. There are over 100 men that need that support everyday to … Continue reading

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