According to a Facebook post by Don Lupo, director of the city of Birmingham’s Office of Citizen Assistance, more than 400 people used the city’s warming station at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center last night.
The BJCC station has been open four consecutive days, and they anticipate staying open an additional four days while Birmingham continues to experience this cold snap.
As you can see in the Facebook post by Lupo below, the warming station is open all day long, so they are seeking additional volunteers and donations.
If you are interested in volunteering, visit this – LINK. To donate food, contact Don Lupo directly at 335-4573.
In addition to the city’s warming station, Grace Episcopal Church in Woodlawn will operating their station 24/7 till Saturday. To volunteer for a shift or for more information, please contact Kay Williams, 205-305-4179, or by email.
Here is Lupo’s inspiring post from last night:
day eight (8) at the WARMING STATION
open all day today — packed house — right now we have more than 400 in the house 🏡 — angels 👼 abound
so much food — so much clothing — so much hygiene items
our HEART TO TABLE restaurant tonight was Sol’s — the Bajalieh family was in and out all day today — bags of coats and clothing — and then dinner tonight — lasagna, salad and big rolls
and we had pizza 🍕, soup 🍜, chili 🌶, hot dogs 🌭, pb&j sandwiches, grilled cheese 🧀, cheese burgers 🍔, cakes 🎂, candy 🍭, BBQ 🍗 and everything in between
so we’ll be open all day tomorrow (Jan. 2) at the BJCC South Hall –.we need food tomorrow during the day — any of the items above will work — we also need volunteers tomorrow to help serve
we’ve tied our record in terms of consecutive nights and have four (4) nights to go — you wannabe blessed — you wannabe rewarded — come spend some time with us
love thy neighbor, feed the hungry, clothe any that are naked
Keep up the goof work Birmingham! To learn more about what you can do, check out our Bham Now story from this past weekend – Birmingham warming stations extend hours and need help