Birmingham warming station opens Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. Here is how you can help.

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Mayor Randall Woodfin greeting a visitor to the Warming Station at the BJCC on Christmas Day, 2017. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In response to plummeting temperatures tonight the City of Birmingham will open a warming station at Boutwell Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 1. 

The warming station’s operating hours will be 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day. Boutwell Auditorium is located at 1930 Rev. Abraham Woods Blvd. 

How you can help

To prevent COVID-19 from spreading everyone entering Boutwell will be required to wear a mask. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided. 

No food or clothing donations will be accepted – however, the following items will be accepted:

  • Bottled water
  • Pre-packaged, individually wrapped snacks
  • Blankets
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Travel-size hygiene products
City of Birmingham will be collecting water and items such as toliet paper and Pre-packaged, individually wrapped snacks at Boutwell Auditorium on December 1, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Drop-off times for donations will be Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boutwell. Donors may pull up in front of Boutwell and someone will be present to unload their vehicle.

Community Kitchens

Community Kitchens at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Along with helping  the Birmingham warming station, make sure to support  Community Kitchens located at St. Andrews Episcopal near UAB and Grace Episcopal Church in Woodlawn. Annually these two churches serve over 65,000 meals and lunches a year. The doors to Community Kitchens are open 365 days a year. 

Want to support your neighborhood and community? Visit the Bham Now  non-profit  directory and check out the more than 140+ organizations.


  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.