From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham announced a Community Development Block Grant to provide assistance to residents living outside city limits of Birmingham, Bessemer, Helena and Sumiton.
The grant from the Jefferson County Commission will provide up to $1,500 to help residents will rent or utilities including water, sewer, electric and gas, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are grateful to receive the funds for emergency assistance,” stated Major Charles Powell, Area Commander, The Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham. “This is never more important than during a time of crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are truly humbled to continue serving the community in the name of Jesus Christ during these uncertain times.”
To qualify for the funding, the applicant must be a resident of Jefferson County that lives outside of the city limits of Birmingham, Bessemer, Helena, and Sumiton. The applicant must also have had a documented loss of income due to the Corona Virus pandemic. For more information, call (205) 328-4536.