fire MondayIt’s a beautiful image though not one that we like to see.

Monday afternoon one of our Salvation Army canteens with its crew rolled up to serve those serving at a four-alarm fire in a riverfront warehouse along the Mississippi in St Louis.  Gary Busiek, our Divisional Social Services Director, noted that the canteen crew provided “hot drinks, hot meals, and snacks to fire department first responders, city workers, and utility company workers”.

Cities have a flashy outer skin.  But they also have an unseen inner life.  Things like fire engines and their crews, and Salvation Army canteens and their crews.  It takes much to contribute to the well-being and security of cities.