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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, […]

Bessemer Service Center Prepares for March Program Launch

By:  Cyrondys Jackson BESSEMER, Alabama (February 28, 2022) – The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command’s Bessemer Service Center is excited to launch “S.A.L.T,” the Seasoned Adults Lunch and Teaching program, beginning March 8, 2022. S.A.L.T is a FREE program for seniors, ages 50 and older, offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM. S.A.L.T […]

Birmingham Mom Shares “Love Beyond Hardships” Story

By:  Cyrondys Jackson BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 15, 2022)-  In 2019, Amber Gardner, welcomed her second child, a son, just before  a global Pandemic gripped the world one year later, and left people facing growing uncertainty.  Having worked in education for a decade, Gardner suddenly found herself without a job, and later contracted COVID-19 following her […]

The Center of Hope Partners to Provide Free Ultrasounds to Expectant Mothers

By: Cyrondys Jackson BIRMINGHAM, AL, February2, 2022- For expectant mothers experiencing homelessness, obstetric care and services can be difficult to establish, and health and nutritional challenges during pregnancy lead to poor pregnancy outcomes. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, “poor pregnancy outcomes” has been identified as the third greatest health concern in Alabama, […]

Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command Provides Weather Utility Assistance

By:  Cyrondys Jackson The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command administers the only registered Project SHARE (Service to Help Alabamians with Relief on Energy) in Alabama.   The Salvation Army Greater Birmingham Area Command partners with Alabama Power and the rural electric cooperatives to provide emergency energy assistance to elderly and disabled Alabamians in peak […]

Nearly Four Months Later, Small Shelby County Community Keeps the Faith After Deadly Floods

  By:          Cyrondys Jackson PELHAM, Alabama, January 27, 2022-Once a week, Loreaeana Gutierrez loads up her Toyota Corolla with cleaning and household supplies that she has purchased and makes a nearly two-hour drive from North Alabama to her parent’s cozy, mobile home community in Pelham.  The newlywed, whose visits home were sporadic once her husband […]

A Simple Haircut Can Change Your World 

By:  Cyrondys Jackson    (Center Point, AL)- “A simple hair cut can change your world,” at least that’s the perspective of Cassidy Bonner, a volunteer with The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham. Every other Tuesday, Cassidy drives a van with men who are looking forward to their trip to the barber shop. Cassidy has volunteered […]