Ongoing Local Opportunities

West Alabama Food Bank
“The West Alabama Food Bank works in their nine-county service area procuring food donations to serve a population of over 315,000 residents; over fifteen percent of whom are living in poverty. Over the last 21 years the WAFB has distributed over 17,000,000 pounds of food to households in need through their network of 65 agencies. The WAFB is a member of the Alabama Food Bank Association and an affiliate of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network.”
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Second-Hand Rose Ministry
The Second-Hand Rose Ministry began when a group of First Baptist members began meeting on Monday mornings to repurpose the flowers from the Sanctuary arrangement into smaller arrangements which they then delivered to members who were in area nursing and retirement homes, or homebound. This has grown into a dynamic flower and visitation ministry that uses the Sunday flowers and purchased flowers to create and deliver a multitude of small arrangements each week all over town.
One Mission Tuscaloosa County
"The local church is God’s answer to community brokenness and a part of His plan of redemption and restoration. That’s why we mobilize local churches to offer a holistic approach to caring for people in all areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, material, and physical."
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Sav-A-Life - New Day Women's Center
"In our community, there are women and men who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy situation every day. They respond with fear, guilt, anger, and panic, and often consider abortion. How do you respond? How do we respond? At S.A.L.T., our goal is to respond with action and compassion, offering them love and hope in Christ."
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Lifeline Maternity Home
"Our desire is to help her physical, mental, and spiritual health by getting her connected with the local church, disciple her and helping her think through a long term plan for herself and her child(ren)."
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Good Samaritan Clinic
"Good Samaritan Clinic exists to promote the dignity and healing of all human life by providing primary health and dental care, information, and referral for the low income and medically uninsured in West Alabama."
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Temporary Emergency Services of West Alabama
"For more than 75 years, Temporary Emergency Services has helped individuals and families in crisis situations by providing financial and other temporary assistance.
Churches in the Tuscaloosa community funded TES in 1945. The rest is history! Find out more about us, our mission, board, and staff."
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House of Hope
"God's House of Hope exists to help broken people know God, find freedom, and discover their purpose."
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Community Soup Bowl
"Food is a basic human need. However, ten percent of the U.S. population lacks access to adequate food because of limited income or other resources. Food insecurity is a problem in the world, in the United States, and in our community. The Community Soup Bowl, located in the heart of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has served meals to the homeless and needy for more than 30 years. The Soup Bowl offers a warm, inviting atmosphere and a hot lunch every weekday and most weekends."
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FCA West Alabama
"West Alabama FCA seeks to serve the athletes and coaches in 10 Alabama counties.  We strive to impact the coach's life so that he/she can impact the lives of his/her players with an eternal purpose.  FCA partners with community members and school personnel with the heart to share the Gospel.  These individuals work with student-athletes in schools who desire to lead a faith-based gathering before or after school with fellow athletes."
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