If you’ve been outside in the past 48 hours, you’ve noticed a sharp chill in the air. For our homeless community, this could be tragic. In response to forecasted freezing temperatures, the City of Birmingham is hosting a warming station at Boutwell Auditorium from Friday, Jan. 8 through Wednesday, Jan. 13.Continue reading “Winter weather leads warming stations to open at Boutwell Auditorium Jan. 8-13”
If you’re looking for a volunteer activity, why not consider these unique ways to help the homeless in Birmingham? Some take a few minutes to drop off donations and others are more involved. There’s also a large event providing free services for 500+ people at Boutwell Saturday, Feb. 29, from 7AM-4PM that could use some volunteers. Keep reading for all the details.Continue reading “5 unique ways you can help homeless people in Birmingham”
Imagine not having a place to call home. Now imagine not having a home in the heat of an Alabama Summer. Among all the other challenges you’d face, how would you keep clean?
Erica “Star” Robbins doesn’t just imagine. She’s actively working to provide showers for Birmingham’s homeless citizens. Through Be a Blessing Birmingham, she aims to raise $60,000 by May 31, 2019, to bring mobile showers to the Magic City.Continue reading “#ShowerPower: bring mobile showers to Birmingham’s homeless by mid-Summer 2019”
Hands on Birmingham is searching for volunteers for the 12th Annual Project Homeless Connect, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Boutwell Auditorium. It’s a really effective, unique program that helps our homeless population with simple, complex and necessary things all in one single day.
Birmingham’s food boom has also given rise to a big opportunity: solving hunger in the Magic City.