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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

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.”

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.”

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

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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Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade

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

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Gumbo Gala 2017

12th Annual Gumbo Gala. Fundraiser for Episcopal Place!

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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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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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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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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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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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Upcoming Events

Our 2017 Armed Forces Day Event

Come see us at the 8th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival on May 20th!

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Next Event Coming Soon!

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Donors

Girl Scouts of North Alabama

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

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Operation Excavation

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

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Kamtek Donation

The Kamtek team near Birmingham, donated $4,750 to Three Hots and A Cot!

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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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Lloyd Brown

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

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Unity Lutheran Womens Missionary League and Congregation

Unity Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Congregation in Birmingham gifted our veterans with some personal hygiene...
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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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Church Street Coffee and Books

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

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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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Nitty Gritty Magic City

At around 7:30pm on November 10th, Nitty Gritty Magic City presented: A Tribute to Veterans. This was a benefit for Three Hots and A Cot!

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Holly & Zoey

Holly Andrews and Zoey brought Blessing Bags to our Veterans!

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Hunter Street Baptist Church Hoover

Some very nice folks from Hunter Street Baptist Church dropped off some gifts for our veterans!

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Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International

The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International – Alabama Pond, now officially supports us through the variety of functions they host each year!

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Order of the Eastern Star

Order of the Eastern Star provided lunch and donated carloads of groceries and supplies collected throughout the year!

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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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USMVMC

U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club

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The Coterie Club

The Coterie Club provided some donations for Three Hots and a Cot!

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Vestavia Hills UMC

Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church donated gift-wrapped boxes full of candy and treats for our veterans!

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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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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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Virginia Young

Ms Virginia Young came by our Saint Benedict’s Veterans Center to donate food and clothing!

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Individual Supporters-Darlene & Wanda

Two of our supporters, Darlene Nelson Coyne and Wanda Parsons Chandler, are hosting a raffle for a TV to benefit Three Hots and A Cot! Drawing to be held during the Iron Bowl.

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Tina Marie and Family

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

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Assistance League of Birmingham

Our veterans were pleased to have clothes donated that were nice enough for job interviews.

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Cahaba Valley Elks 1738

Barbara Shinpaugh and husband Bobby of the Cahaba Valley Elks No. 1738 fulfilled a wish list for a veteran!

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Volunteers

Clearbranch Youth and UAB ROTC

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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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Calera Elks Lodge 2703

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

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CAP-AL126

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

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BSNF Railroad

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UAB Basketball Team

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Church of the Highlands

Thanks to Matthew Richardson and his family for choosing our organization for Church of the Highlands National Serve Day!

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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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Penn Mutual Alabama Agency

We were blessed with a visit from Penn Mutual Alabama Agency! Lori Dorman and crew from Penn Mutual Alabama Agency...
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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-MTucker

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

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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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