Jimmie Hale Mission Expands

01.19.2009 by André Natta · → 4 Comments

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Birmingham's Jimmie Hale Mission new constructionIt wasn’t big news, but this past spring the Jimmie Hale Mission,one of Birmingham’s most respected men’s missions and shelters, moved to a new location on the former Thomas School grounds on 3420 2nd Avenue North. The building was donated by the city of Birmingham and went through extensive renovation. It now houses 175 beds on 3 floors.

According to Bhamwiki, the mission received a $245,00 federal grant to construct a new chapel and administrative facilities and it looks like they’ve wasted no time getting started. Construction began last week on the new wing of the Shepura Men’s Center as well as a basketball court.

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Anthony Cooper
Anthony Cooper

Josh, Thank you for the kind words about the Mission. As you mentioned, there are several great organizations in town, and I am blessed to be a part of the Jimmie Hale Mission. It takes all of us -- me, you, everyone in the Birmingham surrounding areas -- to meet the need of the times. Nice picture too!

Anthony Cooper
Anthony Cooper

Josh, Thank you for the kind words about the Mission. As you mentioned, there are several great organizations in town, and I am blessed to be a part of the Jimmie Hale Mission. It takes all of us -- me, you, everyone in the Birmingham surrounding areas -- to meet the need of the times. Nice picture too!

Josh Self
Josh Self

The Jimmie Hale mission has been around since 1954 and I remember visiting the old location with my dad a few times in the late '70s when he preached for the guys at the mission. I was a little scared at 5 years old but I remember that all the guys were really nice and shook my hand. My dad told me that these guys were just like everyone else, they just didn't have a home or many people that cared about them. "God cares about them though..." he said to me, "and He loves them as much as He loves you or me!". I never forgot that. My dad went on to become a missionary in Bolivia for over 20 years and I heard about and experienced the different ways you can give and receive God's love from him. Without getting too preachy, a great way you can show God's love (or good Karma, or whatever you believe ;-) is to donate to Jimmie Hale or many of the other shelters here in town. The Old Firehouse Shelter Pathways Woman's Shelter Jessie's Place Oak Mountain Missions (on Old Montgomery Hwy) Some interesting statistics on homelessness are posted at the Jimmie Hale site.

joshself
joshself

The Jimmie Hale mission has been around since 1954 and I remember visiting the old location with my dad a few times in the late '70s when he preached for the guys at the mission. I was a little scared at 5 years old but I remember that all the guys were really nice and shook my hand. My dad told me that these guys were just like everyone else, they just didn't have a home or many people that cared about them. "God cares about them though..." he said to me, "and He loves them as much as He loves you or me!". I never forgot that. My dad went on to become a missionary in Bolivia for over 20 years and I heard about and experienced the different ways you can give and receive God's love from him. Without getting too preachy, a great way you can show God's love (or good Karma, or whatever you believe ;-) is to donate to Jimmie Hale or many of the other shelters here in town. The Old Firehouse Shelter Pathways Woman's Shelter Jessie's Place Oak Mountain Missions (on Old Montgomery Hwy) Some interesting statistics on homelessness are posted at the Jimmie Hale site.