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

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."

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."

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

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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Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade

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

Yard Sale

Cancelled until further notice!
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Charity Golf Tournament

The Eastern Women's Committee of Fifty has organized a Golf Event for Three Hots and A Cot! Register early!
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First Annual Easter Egg Hunt

This year we're offering two Easter Egg Hunts on April 15th at our Clay Veterans Center.
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Next Event Coming Soon!

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Donors

Homeless Veterans Initiative of Alabama

Homeless Veterans Initiative of Alabama raised money for us during Holiday Smiles for Vets!
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Trussville Networking Group

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

Holly Andrews and Zoey brought Blessing Bags to 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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Lowe’s Heroes

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

The American Legion Riders Chapter 255 donated money from their Poker Run!
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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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Individual Supporters-Melissa

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

Eddie Dawson & Wing-A-Fish in Pinson donates food to our Veterans on Sundays!
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AT&T Pioneers

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

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

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

U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club
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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

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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Trussville UMC

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

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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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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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Cahaba Valley Elks

Members of the Cahaba Valley Elks Lodge came by on November 20th to BBQ for the veterans!
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Positive Maturity

Positive Maturity offered lunch to the Veterans and gave them each a pin!
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Lakeview Baptist

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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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Dorning family

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