Working to End Veteran Homelessness

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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

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.”

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…”

Involved

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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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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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 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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Gumbo Gala 2017

12th Annual Gumbo Gala. Fundraiser for Episcopal Place!

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Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade

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

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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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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

Holly & Zoey

Holly Andrews and Zoey brought Blessing Bags to our Veterans!

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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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USMVMC

U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club

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Gene and Sandra Lee

Gene & Sandra Lee visit our Saint Benedict’s Veterans Center, bringing a card and a gift basket for the veterans.

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Lloyd Brown

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

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Kamtek Donation

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

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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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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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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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Girl Scouts of North Alabama

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

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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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James Brockman Family

James Brockman and family brought many sacks of groceries to help feed 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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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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Clearbranch Bake Sale

Clearbranch United Methodist Church hosted a Bake Sale for our veterans on Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 and donated the proceeds.

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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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Darlene Nelson Coyne

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

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Trussville Networking Group

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

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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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Church Street Coffee and Books

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

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CVMA

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

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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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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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Volunteers

Dorning family

Dorning family, relatives, and friends provided a Christmas meal and gifts at St. Benedict’s!

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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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Clearbranch Youth and UAB ROTC

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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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Trussville UMC

Trussville UMC invited our veterans to a Veterans Day program and fed them a steak dinner!

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Cahaba Valley Young Marines

Arthur Harding and his Cahaba Valley Young Marines planted a Pallet Garden and fruit trees for us!

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Lakeview Baptist

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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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Woodlawn HS ROTC

Major Bowman and the Woodlawn High School ROTC prepares dinner for our veterans at St. Benedict’s!

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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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