The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham Receives Grant for Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance

January 12, 2021–The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham has received a Community Development Block Grant from The Jefferson County Commission to provide COVID-19 emergency assistance for Jefferson County residents living outside the city limits of Birmingham, Bessemer, Helena, and Sumiton. Applicants can receive financial help with rent or utilities, including water, sewer, electric, and gas.

“We are grateful to receive the funds for emergency assistance,” stated Major Charles Powell, Area Commander, The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham. “This is never more important than during a time of crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We are truly humbled to continue serving the community in the name of Jesus Christ during these uncertain times.”

To qualify for the funding, the applicant must be a resident of Jefferson County that lives outside of the city limits of Birmingham, Bessemer, Helena, and Sumiton. The applicant must also have had a documented loss of income due to the Corona Virus pandemic.  For more information, please contact (205) 328-4536.

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