10

YEARS

ANNIVERSARY

MISSION ALABAMA

BUILDING BRIDGES | CREATING PARTNERSHIPS | TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

“Only when we come together will we discover the power of WE!” Together WE! will build strategic bridges upon our compassion for the community of need, in order to create effective partnerships that will bring the resources needed for systemic change, so that together we can join individuals that will transform their families and families that will transform communities.”

- Pastor F. A. Woodson

FROM UNEMPLOYED TO A $200 MILLION IMPACT

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It was ten years ago that the Executive Board of Mission Birmingham called me into a meeting and said, "Frank the Executive Board has met and decided that we want to go a different direction with Mission Birmingham. We are removing you as the Executive Director effective immediately. We want you to close the office, fire the accountant, and release all of the employees." In the middle of unprecedented disaster response in Alabama, twelve more families were now unemployed.

 

In less than an hour, calls went out to local Disaster Response agencies from a liaison with the Birmingham Mayor's Office, "Frank Woodson has been removed as the Executive Director of Mission Birmingham," and advising them to no longer work with me.

"Trusting in God does not mean that you will never face the disappointments that impact all men and women." FAW

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MISSION ALABAMA IS BORN

Since leaving United Parcel Service in 1999, I had learned a lot about Birmingham, Alabama from the experiences that God entrusted to me. We would use those experiences from Leadership Birmingham, The BluePrint Birmingham Steering Committee, The Mayors' Prayer Breakfast, and more to build a new organization. When our team came together, I presented the idea to the team for us to rise up and build around what God was doing in responding to the need of the families living in the Birmingham region and beyond. Within five days of being fired, we launched the organization that is today... Mission Alabama. 

OUR 10 YEAR IMPACT REPORT

2011

MISSION ALABAMA
THE BEGINNING OF MISSION ALABAMA

1.487,327 People Served

236K Volunteer Days

3,993 Organizations Serving

67 Counties Served

$212M on the Communities

I CARE ALABAMA
DISASTER RESPONSE, RELIEF, & RECOVERY

38K People Served

193K Volunteer Days

565 Organizations Serving

26 Counties Served 

$1.8M+ on the Communities

I CARE ALABAMA
OPERATION WARM

1,780 People Served

245 Volunteer Days

64 Organizations Serving

4 Counties Served

$86K on the Communities

2012

ACCAP
READY DAY ONE

16K People Served

3,400 Volunteer Days

76 Organizations Serving

1 County Served

$860K on the Communities

ACCAP
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FAIR

8.6K People Served

260 Volunteer Days

245 Organizations Serving

28 Counties Served

$82M on the Communities

2015

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ACCAP
DROP OUT RECOVERY

5.5K People Served

24 Organizations Serving

2 Counties Served

$99M on the Communities

2016

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I CARE ALABAMA
DHR / CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY

14K People Served

38K Volunteer Days

84 Organizations Serving

4 Counties Served

$99M on the Communities

2019

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MISSION ALABAMA
FIVE POINTS WEST COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

1.5K People Served

212 Volunteer Days

38 Organizations Serving

1 County Served

$34K on the Communities

2020

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MISSION ALABAMA
FIVE POINTS WEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

547 People Served

2.6K Organizations Served

1 County Served

$60K on the Communities

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I CARE ALABAMA
COVID RELIEF

1.4M People Served

236K Volunteer Days

565 Organizations Served

67 Counties Served

$43M on the Communities