The Salvation Army Continues To Do The Most Good

Can you imagine the fear of when a tornado touches down over or near your home? Hearing that roar that sounds like a freight train. Feeling terrified as you go to the safest place in your house and pray that your family and your house will be…

She Was Left At Salvation Army As An Infant Returns As Adult to Escape Domestic Violence

Dominique and her three children came to The Salvation Army Birmingham Area Command in 2018 to seek refuge from a verbally and physically abusive relationship with an ex-boyfriend. Because she had witnessed her mother being killed by her stepfather…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…