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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.”

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.”

Involved

Gumbo Gala 2017

12th Annual Gumbo Gala. Fundraiser for Episcopal Place!

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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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Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade

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

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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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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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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

Veterans Day Drawing

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

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Next Event Coming Soon!

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Donors

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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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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Homeless Veterans Initiative of Alabama

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

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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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CVMA

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

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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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USMVMC

U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club

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Lloyd Brown

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

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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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Holly & Zoey

Holly Andrews and Zoey brought Blessing Bags to our Veterans!

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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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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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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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Assistance League of Birmingham

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

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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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American Legion Riders

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

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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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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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TNG

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

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DAR

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

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Sherry Moore

Sherry Moore initiated a fundraiser for the veterans. The mission: to deliver utility tote bags to each of our veterans filled with personal care items!

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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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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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Individual Supporters-Melissa

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

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Volunteers

Clearbranch Youth and UAB ROTC

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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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Trussville UMC

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

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Positive Maturity

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

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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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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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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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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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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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