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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

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.”

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.”

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

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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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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Gumbo Gala 2017

12th Annual Gumbo Gala. Fundraiser for Episcopal Place!

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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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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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Upcoming Events

Next Event Coming Soon!

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Donors

Lowe’s Heroes

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

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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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Gene Lee and Clearbranch UMC

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

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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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Clearbranch UMC

Focused On Veterans, Clearbranch United Methodist Church in Trussville has a Missions Corner in their lobby where Three Hots and A Cot’s mission gets highlighted!

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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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Lakeview Baptist Church

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

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Tina Marie and Family

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

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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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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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Kamtek Donation

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

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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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AT&T Pioneers

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

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Holly & Zoey

Holly Andrews and Zoey brought Blessing Bags to our 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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Eddie Dawson

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

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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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Virginia Young

Ms Virginia Young came by our Saint Benedict’s Veterans Center to donate food and clothing!

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DAR

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

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Lloyd Brown

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

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Darlene Nelson Coyne

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

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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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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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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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Volunteers

Calera Elks Lodge 2703

Members of the Calera, Alabama Elks Lodge #2703 came to visit and help us clean house.

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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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Dorning family

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

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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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Jill & Kim

Jill Votaw and Kim Mason volunteered their time to help out at one of our Veterans Centers!

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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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HandsOnBirmingham

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

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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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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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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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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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