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Dunn Building Company's Fundraiser:

The Firehouse Shelter

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THE STORY:

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

$5,810

MONEY RAISED
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  • Foster Paige

    $50

  • Curt & Sara Newell

    $100

  • Scott and Linda Coleman

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Charlotte Anne & Emily

    $100

  • Wadsworth Elecectric

    $500

  • Sentry Heating & AC

    $200

  • Jill & Andrew Edwards

     

  • Sandra and Lewis Hill

    $50

  • chris christian

    $50

  • DRB D Ashley

    $25

  • Robin Morgan

    $100

  • Ken and Wendy Orndoff (Lincoln Mfg/Hyd & BSC)

    $100

  • Jim & Laura Griffo

     

  • Stephen & Ashley Mince

     

  • John and Chere Wood

    $100

  • Wayne Wood

    $250

  • Wildcat Search Group

    $100

  • Mike and Kate Ray

    $50

  • Tracy & Ingram Thornton

     

  • Dunn - Al

    $100

  • Thames and Robert Schoenvogel

    $50

  • David Walters

    $25

  • Randall A. Naccari

     

  • Jim Searcy

    $25

  • Jim Meads

    $25

  • Andrew Lewis

     

  • Elizabeth & David Blinderman

    $100

  • Tommy & Marie Tidwell

    $150

  • Harriett Edwards

     

  • Clay Morris

    $100

  • Jenny Shaw

    $100

  • Chris Eckroate

    $25

  • David & Kelly Thomas

    $100

  • Bill and Karen Haddock

     

  • John F. Edwards

     

  • Joe Meads

    $25

  • Frank Anderson

     

  • DIC - Sarah

    $50

  • Glenn & Laura Smith

    $25

  • Jim Haas

    $25

  • Francis Hare

    $40

  • Tina Whittington

    $20

  • Doodle

    $20

  • Greg and Stacy Bryant

    $50

  • Scott Heywood

     

  • Philemon Croft

    $50

  • Vic and Michelle Adamo

    $50

  • Les Myers

    $25

  • Brian and Carmen

    $50

  • Edgar Marx

    $50

  • Pascal and Ragan Caputo

     

  • Jimmy & Tamara Harrison

    $100

  • Eddie Dorsett

    $20

  • Greg Caldwell

     

  • Wade Edwards

     

  • Randy Reed/ABC Polymer Industries, LLC

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Deborah Byrd Walker

    $100

  • John Marshall

    $20

  • Tom & Pam Simpson

    $25

  • LBYD, Inc

    $100

  • Howell, LLC

    $100

  • Cotton Construction

    $100

  • Gillespie Construction

    $100

  • R.A.M Masonry Inc

    $100

  • Todd Richardson

    $50

  • Paradiso Painting

    $100

  • Paul and Catherine Brown

    $50

  • John McGowan

    $100

  • Valerie Cuddy

    $100

  • Chris Hoyt

    $250

  • Jeff & Kristi Rodgers

    $50

  • Brett and Sally Clark

    $50

  • Chris Rawlins

    $25

  • Lisa M Harrison

    $50

  • Mattie Lou Harrison

    $100

  • Kim and Chad Gillikin

    $50

  • Marty Burford/ BECC

    $100

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116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $5,810 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Marty Burford/ BECC

Marty Burford/ BECC

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kim and Chad Gillikin

Kim and Chad Gillikin

DONATION: $50

Minor Set Back for a Major Come Back! Great run Andrew! 3 years ago

Mattie Lou Harrison

Mattie Lou Harrison

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Lisa M Harrison

Lisa M Harrison

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Chris Rawlins

Chris Rawlins

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Brett and Sally Clark

Brett and Sally Clark

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jeff & Kristi Rodgers

Jeff & Kristi Rodgers

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Chris Hoyt

Chris Hoyt

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Valerie Cuddy

Valerie Cuddy

DONATION: $100

So proud of you! 3 years ago

John McGowan

John McGowan

DONATION: $100

Go Andrew! 3 years ago