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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

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..."

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

Clay-Chalkville Christmas Parade

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

A Veterans Chili Challenge cook off competition is hereby issued to all comers! More details...
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Donors

Lakeview Baptist Church

Lakeview Baptist Church blessed our veterans with gift bags and some supplies!
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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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Tina Marie and Family

Tina Marie & family visit our veterans and serve them dinner!
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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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Girl Scouts of North Alabama

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

Trussville Networking Group donates supplies and toys for our Christmas toy drive!
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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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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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Homeless Veterans Initiative of Alabama

Homeless Veterans Initiative of Alabama raised money for us during Holiday Smiles for Vets!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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CR2 Massage Studio

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

Eddie Dawson & Wing-A-Fish in Pinson donates food to our Veterans on Sundays!
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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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Woodlawn HS ROTC

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

Archonettes visited our Clay Veterans Center on Old Springville Rd and served dinner to our Veterans!
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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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Trussville UMC

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

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Lakeview Baptist

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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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