Welcome to the SD Allen Blog!

In an effort to communicate better with our supporters, donors, and community, we are going to start posting regularly to this blog feed in our website. We hope to share meaningful moments from furniture deliveries, fun stories from Summer Hope events, and ways that you can be involved in our ministry.

2019 Updates

  • We had our busiest month ever in May 2019!

    • 66 furniture donors

    • Served 31 families

    • Delivered 24 beds and 28 sofas/chairs

  • Secured new donations from The United Way of West Alabama, The Community Foundation of West Alabama, The Church of the Highlands - Tuscaloosa, ACA Classroom Donations, and Spine & Sport Clinic

  • On pace to deliver over 300 beds this year!

  • Delivered 150 beds in the first five months of 2019

Meet the 2019 Summer Missionaries!

Top (LtoR): Rod Anderson (Demopolis, AL), Stephen Thackerson (Vestavia Hills, AL), Nathan Belgard (Guntersville, AL), Will Turley (Oxford, AL); Bottom (LtoR): Alyssa Ward (Franklin, TN), Abbey Gehman (Pelham, AL), Hannah Kate Junkin (Tuscaloosa, AL), Marilane Granberry (Dothan, AL); Not Pictured: Katie Holcomb (Hackleburg, AL) and Cooper Thompson (Birmingham, AL)

Top (LtoR): Rod Anderson (Demopolis, AL), Stephen Thackerson (Vestavia Hills, AL), Nathan Belgard (Guntersville, AL), Will Turley (Oxford, AL); Bottom (LtoR): Alyssa Ward (Franklin, TN), Abbey Gehman (Pelham, AL), Hannah Kate Junkin (Tuscaloosa, AL), Marilane Granberry (Dothan, AL); Not Pictured: Katie Holcomb (Hackleburg, AL) and Cooper Thompson (Birmingham, AL)

This year’s missionaries will be serving alongside volunteers from Tuscaloosa Urban Missions working in the McKenzie Court and Rosedale communities. They will also be working with the children in Northport’s West Circle neighborhood doing backyard Bible clubs and a summer basketball league with The Brown House Community.

How to Partner with Us:

  • Volunteer at Summer Hope. Come hang out at McKenzie Court for the month of June! (Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to Noon)

  • Feed the Summer Missionaries! Provide breakfast, lunch, or dinner for our team one day this summer.

  • Donate your gently used furniture to those in need in our area (beds, tables, chairs, sofas, dressers, appliances). Complete a Donation Form today to schedule a pickup.