About two weeks ago, Jane and I were called out to canteen at a three-alarm fire in Jean Lafitte. After the fire had been blazing for nearly five hours and there was still no end in sight, we decided that while our snacks and beverages were a great asset to the firefighters, it would be a good idea to call in reinforcements. We made a couple of quick phone calls and within about an hour and a half (keep in mind the fire was half an hour outside of New Orleans), the Salvation Army truck pulled up with coffee and freshly prepared hot meals ready to go for the first responders. The meals were a huge pick-me-up for the firefighters and gave them the energy they needed to keep working through the evening. Just two days later, we had a canvassing event in Kenner and once again, the Salvation Army came out and generously provided lunch for all of our volunteers.
On both occasions, I had the pleasure of working and speaking with Dan, a member of the Salvation Army, who told me all about the organization and shared some of his experiences with me. It was great to learn more about the Army and I hope to work with them again in the future! A big thanks goes out to Dan and the rest of the SA for their service!