In the heat of the morning, a small crew of volunteers came together to transform an empty sidewalk into a happening. Atheists, agnostics, Pagan ministers, and more were on site to help Burners Without Borders make the Street Store happen this last weekend in the Cass Corridor area of Downtown Detroit.
Volunteers with joyful hearts and focused hands created a show room of apparel and material resources for homeless shoppers in the free pop up event.
The heat of the blazing summer sun seemed to show the inner shine of benevolent energy.
The two sides of Detroit ironically next to each other.
In the shadow of new developments, residents who receive none of the fruits of the “new Detroit robber barons” came together with the spirit of the old Detroit unity.
The architecture of a city embattled but still here stands sentry as its streets filled with hope.
Hundreds of articles of clothing, hygiene kits, water, and food items available to homeless citizens this day.
The work doesn’t stop here though. Burners Without Borders never stops here in Detroit. Soup kitchens, charitable events, hat and glove drives, and a backpack program are a few of the programs that make up a tapestry of outreach and support that blankets Southeast Michigan with compassion.