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Dunn Building Company's Fundraiser:

2017 Dunn Building/Firehouse Shelter

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BENEFITING: The Cooperative Downtown Ministries, Inc.

EVENT: Mercedes-Benz Marathon2017

EVENT DATE: Feb 12, 2017

Dunn Building Company

THE STORY:

Friends--Dunn will be running the Mercedes Marathon to benefit Birmingham's Firehouse Shelter. Please consider donating to this great cause-

 

BENEFITTING: The Firehouse Shelter

EVENT: Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend #capes4acause

EVENT DATE: Feb 12, 2017

BACKGROUND OF FIREHOUSE:

Since December 1983, The Firehouse Shelter has been operating as a men's homeless shelter. In our early years our primary goal was to meet the food, shelter and clothing needs of the homeless men in the Birmingham metro area. Over the past decade we have greatly expanded this original mission. Today, we offer affordable housing (at 15 different sites) to over 213 people every night and serve at least 300 men each day in some capacity (e.g. meals, clothing, addiction recovery, free legal counsel, transportation to mental health professionals, job interviews, art therapy, the YMCA and by offering GED and literacy tutoring). We are known as the area’s only homeless men's emergency shelter that does not have a specific time limit on the length of the stay. This means two things: first, the guests served by The Firehouse Shelter are more chronically homeless; and second, The Firehouse Shelter staff and volunteers are able to establish a deeper involvement with every man. This involvement leads to a level of trust that allows us to help each guest to discover the problems (and solutions!) that are the root of their homelessness. This in turn helps them begin the process of achieving their full potential. We achieve success by placing specific expectations on each individual including: •Meeting regularly with a case manager to determine what caused their homelessness. The Firehouse Shelter then networks with local service providers to bring all available community resources that assist the individual in ending their homeless episode. •Following a life plan established in conjunction with the Shelter case manager. •Working and cooperating with Shelter staff to access community resources. •Abiding by the Shelter’s rules and policies. •Making it to the Shelter each night on time for check-in. We offer the largest continuum of services to the homeless in Birmingham and the state of Alabama. Over 90% of our guests who enter the Shelter leave for housing, mental health or substance abuse treatment. To accomplish this with chronically homeless men (of whom make up 67% percent of our guests) takes time, and what we do best is to patiently and diligently walk with these men one step-at-a-time to re-weave them back into the fabric of society.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,495

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bama Concrete

    $100

  • OVERHEAD DOOR OF BIRMINGHAM

    $500

  • SOUTHERN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

    $500

  • Andrew & Jill Edwards

    $100

  • Craig Fleming

     

  • Tina Whittington

    $50

  • Greg Caldwell

     

  • Rynn's Proud Mom

     

  • Eric Campbell

     

  • Eric Campbell

     

  • Southeast Fabricators, Inc.

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Greg & Cherie Robinson

    $100

  • Anne Yuengert

     

  • Susan

    $10

  • Charlotte Jones

    $100

  • Mark Cyphert

    $100

  • Good luck Owen. Sandra and Lewis

     

  • Sally and Brett Clark

    $50

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50% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,495 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Dunn Building Company

Amount Raised

$2,425

 

49% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rynn Hudson

Amount Raised

$70

Donor Comments

Sally and Brett Clark

Sally and Brett Clark

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Good luck Owen.     Sandra and Lewis

Good luck Owen. Sandra and Lewis

7 months ago

Mark Cyphert

Mark Cyphert

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones

DONATION: $100

My Uncle 7 months ago

Susan

Susan

DONATION: $10

7 months ago

Anne Yuengert

Anne Yuengert

7 months ago

Greg & Cherie Robinson

Greg & Cherie Robinson

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Randy Martin 8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

8 months ago

Southeast Fabricators, Inc.

Southeast Fabricators, Inc.

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Eric Campbell

Eric Campbell

Have fun Rynn 8 months ago