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Who we are

Three Hots and A Cot is a 501(c)3 organization. NOT a Homeless Shelter, but a Gateway to Independence. Read more…

Who we serve

Three Hots & A Cot will serve those who have served. We will provide a place for homeless veterans to receive… Read more

What We Offer

Temporary housing, meals, counseling, medical, dental, job placement services, more…

Our Impact

In six years we have helped over 900 veterans move into affordable housing. See success rate…

Our Homes

Houses we maintain for homeless veterans

Facts

Review some facts about us

Our Team

Meet the Birmingham, Alabama Team

Ways to Help

Various ways to offer support

Come Work for Us

Are you a leader who shares our love for helping veterans?

We think of our group as one big family

Volunteers have played a large part in the success of our mission. We are proud that so many in our communities feel it is important to serve the needs of homeless veterans. We depend on our volunteers in so many ways. We invite you to join our family.

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Testimonials

Mark C

“This program gradually builds you up, and as long as you work the program, it’ll work for you. I came out much better than when I went in and I’d recommend it to anyone.”

M Tucker

“I’ll always be thankful. I wish everyone could come come through Three Hots but I know there’s not room for everyone…”

Mike Ward

“…it’s hard to get a helping hand these days, which makes 3 hots a really great, and sometimes life saving program for all of us vets, I do greatly appreciate what they do and did for me.”

Anthony H

“Being at 3 hots, gave me time to clear my head, relax and get the medical help that i required to be self sufficient…Thanks, you have inspired me to action.”

Involved

Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade

We participated in the Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade held December 12th!

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Veterans Day 2016

Three Hots and A Cot participating in the Birmingham Veterans Day Parade, 2016. Here we are getting our...
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Gumbo Gala 2017

12th Annual Gumbo Gala. Fundraiser for Episcopal Place!

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American Legion Post 171

Through Labor Day, American Legion Post 171 invited folks to experience BBQ & fixins’ American Legion style! We helped prepare and serve.

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Church of the Holy Apostles Mens Group

Church of the Holy Apostles Men's Group. Three Hots and A Cot cooked dinner for all and had a great fellowship...
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Operation Gilmore

Barbara Gilmore contacted us not long ago. She’s a widow of the late James Edgar Gilmore, a US Air Force veteran who passed away in 2010. We did some repair work on her house.

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Patriot’s Day at CLCC

We went out to Changed Lives Christian Center on Patriot’s Day 2016 (9-11) to help feed the homeless with Clearbranch UMC.

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Operation Jarvis

Three Hots and A Cot took an opportunity to honor the late Bob Jarvis’ service to our country. We did some repair work and house painting.

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Upcoming Events

Fish and Chips Fundraiser

Fundraiser Friday, June 23rd!

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Next Event Coming Soon!

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Donors

Gene Lee and Clearbranch UMC

Gene Lee & Clearbranch UMC buys new washer & dryer for our Clay Veterans Center!

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Joe Hudson Collision Centers

Three Hots and A Cot didn't win the contest we posted about last week but our homeless veterans program still wins!...
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Operation Excavation

Scott Burdette and crew. Credit also goes to Willoughby Contracting Co!

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Individual Supporters-Melissa

Melissa Springston came out to our Springville Rd Veterans Center and presented a donation!

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Holly & Zoey

Holly Andrews and Zoey brought Blessing Bags to our Veterans!

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American Legion Riders

The American Legion Riders Chapter 255 donated money from their Poker Run!

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AT&T Pioneers

AT&T Pioneers donate needed supplies to Three Hots and A Cot regularly.

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James Brockman Family

James Brockman and family brought many sacks of groceries to help feed our Veterans!

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Girl Scouts of North Alabama

Girl Scouts of North Alabama gifted us with a donation of clothes and supplies!

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Archive Live 75

Mason brothers from Archive Live #75 paid us a visit and brought food and supplies for the veterans!

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Cornerstone Running Girls

Cornerstone Running Girls gave us some handmade thank you cards and a gift turkey crafted from melons, peppers, pears, grapes and other fruits!

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The Gintown Lowlife Society

The Gintown Lowlife Society made a ride out to our Springville Rd Veterans center with donations, lunch and then Biker Church!

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Echota Cherokee Tribe-Wolf Clan

On Sat, Nov 12th, we went to meet up with members of the Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama, Wolf Clan. The Wolf Clan...
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The Herds

Ed And Beverly Herd donate a carload of groceries for our Veterans every two weeks like clockwork!

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Darlene Nelson Coyne

Darlene stopped in to see the Veterans and donate boxes of needed items!

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Church Street Coffee and Books

Our friends at Church Street Coffee and Books accept donations for us!

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Tina Marie and Family

Tina Marie & family visit our veterans and serve them dinner!

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Thunder Roads Magazine

Three Hots and A Cot receives donations from Thunder Roads Magazine & The Outpost for Bikers courtesy of Lori Ramage.

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Lloyd Brown

Lloyd donated two Lenovo desktop computers with monitors and two laser printers!

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Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 355, Cub Scout Pack 355 and Girl Scout Troop 20158 of Piedmont Alabama donated clothes, hangers, shoes and assorted household items.

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Mike Rohr

Mike Rohr brought a food donation to our Veterans on behalf of the Trussville Church of the Holy Cross!

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Kindred at Home

Food collected from an annual food drive sponsored by Kindred at Home in conjunction with Three Hots and A Cot. Delivered to our Saint Benedict’s Veterans Center.

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Cub Scout Pack 121

Cub Scout Pack 121 visited us on 11/20/16 at our Springville Rd Veterans Center. They brought gift boxes for the...
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Lowe’s Heroes

Lowes Heroes come out to donate materials and do some repairs and replacements for us.

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DAR

The Daughters of the American Revolution offered food, supplies and a monetary donation to us!

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Volunteers

BSNF Railroad

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Calera Elks Lodge 2703

Members of the Calera, Alabama Elks Lodge #2703 came to visit and help us clean house.

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Regina Chance and family

The biggest, most awesome spread of food was brought to our veterans here at Three Hots and A Cot by Regina Chance and family.

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Lane Anna Austin Tucker

Lane & Anna Tucker and son, Austin, couldn’t resist an opportunity to come by and greet our vets! They are always enthusiastic, bringing gifts of service.

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Family Career and Community Leaders of America

Nine members of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America cooked up chili and grilled cheese sandwiches for everyone.

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CAP Cadets

Some enthusiastic helpers from the Springville Civil Air Patrol cadets, AL-126 came out to Bill’s Chevron to give us a hand with our car wash fundraiser.

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Lakeview Baptist

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Ivi and Matthew Dunnaville

Ivi and Matthew Dunnaville brought some young helpers and provided our vets with a yummy dinner one evening.

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Archonettes

Archonettes visited our Clay Veterans Center on Old Springville Rd and served dinner to our Veterans!

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Jill & Kim

Jill Votaw and Kim Mason volunteered their time to help out at one of our Veterans Centers!

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Recent Successes

Success Story-K.Gordon

Exemplary service to our country and continued excellence in service to our veterans and the surrounding community…

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Success Story-MTucker

“For the car donated to me…Thank you, Three Hots and A Cot!”

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