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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…”

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.”

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.”

Involved

Gumbo Gala 2017

12th Annual Gumbo Gala. Fundraiser for Episcopal Place!

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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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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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Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade

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

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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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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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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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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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Upcoming Events

Veterans Day Drawing

Great Prizes to be awarded on Veteran’s Day, 2017!

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Marco’s Pizza

Marco’s Pizza All Day Fundraiser Sept 11th!

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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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Assistance League of Birmingham

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

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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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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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Operation Excavation

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

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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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Gene Lee and Clearbranch UMC

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

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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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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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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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CR2 Massage Studio

Constance and Anna of CR2 Massage Studio brought gift bags to all the Veterans!

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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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TNG

Members of the Trussville Networking Group brought dinner and some much needed meat!

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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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The Coterie Club

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

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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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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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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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Trussville Networking Group

Trussville Networking Group donates supplies and toys for our Christmas toy drive!

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CVMA

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Birmingham, Chapter 28-5 brings financial donation to our CFO.

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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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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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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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Tina Marie and Family

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

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Darlene Nelson Coyne

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

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Volunteers

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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The 3 Soul Sisters

The 3 Soul Sisters came by Saint Benedict’s Veterans Center to cook dinner for the Vets!

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Clearbranch Youth and UAB ROTC

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BSNF Railroad

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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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Lakeview Baptist

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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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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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Captain Rena Barron

The U.S.Army’s Captain Rena Barron from Birmingham’s Army Medical recruiting center brought some helpers out to the Springville Rd Veterans Center to cook and serve dinner to the vets.

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HandsOnBirmingham

A HandsOnBirmingham volunteer group led by Vicki LuQuire served pizza and drinks to our vets.

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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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