Entries by Daphne Nabors

Bad Luck Turns to Good Luck

There is an age-old superstition that says that bad luck can come in threes.   For Shelly, from Adamsville, this adage proved to be true.  She was already struggling with the loss of her mother (who she had cared for) who died from a stroke, when her sister died suddenly. Then, after her grandson came to […]

Major Bret Assists With Hurricane Laura Disaster Efforts

Disasters are both unpredictable and unrelenting; however, The Salvation Army is steadfast in fulfilling its long-standing commitment to help those who find themselves in need following a natural disaster.  One of the practical ways that The Salvation Army provides assistance following a disaster is by sending well-trained, prepared personnel to the affected area for a two-week […]

COVID-19 Financial Help

What if losing a job, even temporarily, means you need emergency funds because you can’t pay your rent? Because of the outbreak of COVID-19, many people are experiencing unexpected difficulties. One of them was Kiera, a single mother of three living outside of Birmingham. She had been working in the service industry for over two […]

Finding Hope

From the battlegrounds of war to the front lines of the today’s COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army has been known for giving hope in a time of crisis.   For Michelle, age 34, that hope has appeared more than once.    The first time it appeared was in 2018 when she found refuge after her boyfriend was verbally and physically abusive to her.  Because she […]

Katy’s Burden

They say when it rains it pours, and that is just what happened to Katy, a young mother from Birmingham.  First, she was in a car accident with her children (they were fine-the car not so much), then her work hours were cut back due to COVID-19. If that was not enough, her eldest daughter […]

Keisha’s Watershed Moment

Many Americans are struggling financially during a coronavirus outbreak that has upset the U.S. economy. They are losing their jobs as businesses across the country shut their doors or cut back on operations at an unprecedented rate. Like many people during COVID, Keisha faced a stressful situation that knocked her off her feet. Prior to […]

Angels

“They were angels in disguise,” stated Donna, age 69 of Forestdale.   “They couldn’t have been more kind and helpful.” These just are a few of the words that Donna had to say about the Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham Command after she received financial assistance for her water bill.  “I had just broken my hip […]

H2O Foundation Assists with Water Bills

The H2O Foundation assists low-income elderly and disabled Birmingham Water Works customers with paying their water and sewer bill and with plumbing repair. The Salvation Army-Birmingham Area Command administers this vital program. Since its inception in 2003, many of our deserving residents have received help from the H2O Foundation. To see if you qualify for assistance, view […]

The Salvation Army Continues Its Lunch Service

The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham is continuing its community lunch service with new safety modifications to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  There are approximately 50 members of the community, that do not live at the Center of Hope, that depend on The Salvation Army for a warm lunch Monday through Friday. This lunch […]