Entries by Cyrondys Jackson

2022 Angel Tree Season Kicks-off at Grand River

(LEEDS,AL)- The 2022 WBRC Fox 6 Gifts for Kids Salvation Army Angel Tree officially kicked off the Christmas season on Friday, November 11th, at The Outlet Shops of Grand River with singing, stories, and support from the community. Hosted by television personalities Steve Crocker and Lynden Blake (WBRC Fox 6 News) and radio personality, Rob […]

Renewed Faith Following Devastating Tornado

By:  Cyrondys D. Jackson   FULTONDALE, AL (July 20, 2022) -“If you don’t hear from me tomorrow, I’m gone,” said a panicked Francine Perryman over the phone, as she began to scramble trying to seek shelter inside the kitchen pantry of her home on New Castle Road, in Fultondale, Alabama. On the other end of […]

Dinner in the Streets Returns to Birmingham August 30th

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 12, 2022) – Community dining and fellowship returns to Birmingham after a nearly three-year hiatus. Dinner in the Streets, sponsored by The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham’s Echelon Junior Advisory Board, will return under the lights of The Magic City, Tuesday, August 30, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner in the streets first […]

The Salvation Army Partners with USFL Stallions for Inaugural ‘Salvation Army Night’

By:  Cyrondys Jackson  (BIRMINGHAM, AL)- The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command celebrated ‘Salvation Army Night’ with the USFL Stallions at the newly opened Protective Stadium in downtown Birmingham. The USFL Stallions battled The Houston Gamblers during the beginning of the Playoffs, and The Women’s Auxiliary membership showed their support by […]

The Bessemer ‘Salvation Station’ Reopens With Weekend Rededication

By:  Cyrondys Jackson (Bessemer, AL)- Following a five-year closure, The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command celebrated the “reopening and rededication” of The Bessemer Corps, located at 525 13th Street North Bessemer, AL 35020, on June 12, 2022. The occasion was marked by the dedication of The Bessemer Corps’ Flag, which will “Stand resolute at […]

Women’s Auxiliary Celebrates 60 Years of Service and Sisterhood

  By: Cyrondys Jackson   (Vestavia, Alabama)- June marked the 60th anniversary of The Birmingham Area Command’s Women’s Auxiliary. The “Shinning Diamonds” celebrated a “Sensational at Sixty” luncheon at The Vestavia Country Club in Vestavia, Alabama on June 1, 2022. More than 75 members and guests attended the luncheon hosted by Major Karen Lyle, Area […]

Faces of The Army: Major Karen Lyle

By:  Cyrondys Jackson Major Karen Lyle is a third generation Salvationist. She was born into The Salvation Army in Oswego, New York. Her father was a Salvationist, and his father before him, served as a Salvation Army Officer. “Our whole family just kind of went to The Salvation Army. We were all dedicated as babies […]

“Joy” Overcomes Troubles for Center of Hope Client

  By:  Cyrondys Jackson BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (April 13, 2022)-At 23-years-old, Essence Cross, never imagined she would call The Center of Hope in Birmingham, Alabama, home. The Hueytown native took pride in working hard to pursue her dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. But, after numerous run-ins and arguments with her mother, she left home in search […]

“Service” at the Heart of Holy Family Cristo Rey’s Success

By:  Cyrondys Jackson BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (March 18, 2022) – Three high school students.  Three different families and backgrounds, with three very different stories.  All are scholars, with goals and aspirations to work with and inspire their generation to serve community and mankind, as God has called them to do.  As diverse as their stories are, […]