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  • 2/20/17 6:04 pm EST

    People know the Salvation Army for their red kettles and bell ringing. But what does that money in that kettle fund? January is a great time to dig into that topic and find out about their new headquarters in Birmingham.

     This time of year, the Salvation Army bell ringers have gone home and the red kettles have been put away. But the work of the Salvation Army doesn’t stop. The money that goes into the kettles and donations throughout the year provide a vital safety net for individuals and communities in crisis. “Every minute of every day, someone is being helped by the Salvation Army,” says Major Bob Parker, Birmingham Salvation Army Commander. “We’re there to meet human need in time of crisis — tomore...
  • 12/21/16 11:56 am EST
    It’s that time of the year again — when non-profits make their annual year-end giving appeals. With so many worthy organizations to choose from, here’s something to think about: making choices that count twice in supporting people with special needs.“Double giving” is when a business or individual supports an organization that provides opportunities for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It’s something that Protective Life Corporation has done for years by supportingmore...
  • 11/1/16 2:53 pm EDT
    Seventy-five years ago this month, a group of visionaries came together to found an organization that would go on to pioneer groundbreaking science that has saved lives, impacted the environment, and even helped Americans explore space. Birmingham-based Southern Research has done all of those things and more, finding answers to some of the world’s most challenging problems. And they’ve done it with the support of Protective Life, which has a long history of supporting the institution.more...
  • 10/28/16 10:34 am EDT
    Each year, nearly a quarter of a million women in America are diagnosed with breast cancer.  The second most common cancer diagnosis among American women, it’s a disease that impacts many. But there is good news: today there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., and great strides have been made to improve treatments and diagnostics.Helping lead that fight is the Birmingham-based Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA). In the 20 years that themore...
  • 10/13/16 1:10 pm EDT
    Alabama’s Black Belt stretches across the middle of the state from Mississippi to near the Georgia line. Abundant in human, geographic and cultural diversity, the Black Belt’s name was derived from its rich, dark soil. Covering central and west Alabama, the Black Belt is a complex area — abundant in the natural beauty, talents and treasures of its people. From the nationally recognized Gee’s Bend Quilters to its fertile farmland and scenic byways, it is known for its great beauty. Howevermore...
  • 9/27/16 10:26 am EDT
    Addressing the systemic challenges of poverty is no easy task. But in Birmingham’s Woodlawn community, this is exactly what’s happening through multi-pronged efforts designed to build long-term success.And now, the efforts to revitalize what was once a thriving town are yielding results, with Woodlawn welcoming new businesses and residents and continuing to grow as an innovative hub for education and community wellness.Annexed into the city of Birmingham in 1910, Woodlawn was once a burgeoningmore...
  • 9/20/16 6:09 pm EDT
    (Originally published by The University of Alabama on September 20, 2016)University of Alabama business students will soon have summer internship opportunities in Japan thanks to Japanese and Birmingham-based life insurance companies, the entities announced Sept. 20 in a campus ceremony.The two companies established The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company and Protective Life Corporation Global Internship Program fund in UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.“This is an exciting, experientialmore...
  • 9/14/16 10:20 am EDT
    New York has the High Line, Chicago has its Millennium Park and Birmingham — we have Railroad Park, which, like its peers, was built around railroad tracks and has helped revitalize a city and provide a gathering space for all residents.  “Great cities have great parks,” says Camille Spratling, Executive Director of Railroad Park. “When you visit Railroad Park you see the unity of our city and region. This park is common ground for everyone, and it reflects the diversity ofmore...
  • 9/7/16 10:10 am EDT
    What happens when you combine real-time art with a group of people gathered in a room to celebrate success and raise money for a good cause? A little bit of magic.  That’s what happened recently when nationally recognized artist Erik Wahl painted in real-time during an evening recognizing top advisors of Protective Life’s ProEquities division. The banquet, a celebratory dinner for high-performing ProEquities independent advisors, raised funds for the good causes of the Ronaldmore...
  • 8/24/16 2:41 pm EDT
    A trip to the theater should be a thing of joy — an escape from the day-to-day, an entry into a world of creativity. But for families of children with autism, attending a live theater performance can be difficult. That’s why Red Mountain Theatre and the Autism Society of Alabama have teamed up to create sensory-friendly productions that make theater accessible to everyone.“People with autism often have heightened sensitivities to light and sound, and may feel uncomfortable in unfamiliarmore...

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