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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…”

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.”

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.”

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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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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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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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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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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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

Church Street Coffee and Books

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

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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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Eddie Dawson

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

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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 Herds

Ed And Beverly Herd donate a carload of groceries for our Veterans every two weeks like clockwork!

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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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DAR

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

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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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Darlene Nelson Coyne

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

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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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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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TNG

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

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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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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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CVMA

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

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Trussville Networking Group

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

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The Coterie Club

The Coterie Club provided some donations for Three Hots and a Cot!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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AT&T Pioneers

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

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Volunteers

Family Career and Community Leaders of America

Nine members of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America cooked up chili and grilled cheese sandwiches for everyone.

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UAB Basketball Team

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Clearbranch Youth and UAB ROTC

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BSNF Railroad

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Ivi and Matthew Dunnaville

Ivi and Matthew Dunnaville brought some young helpers and provided our vets with a yummy dinner one evening.

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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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Woodlawn HS ROTC

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

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Lakeview Baptist

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Penn Mutual Alabama Agency

We were blessed with a visit from Penn Mutual Alabama Agency! Lori Dorman and crew from Penn Mutual Alabama Agency...
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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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