This week some of my friends are sharing their photos with you. You probably remember Doug Stocks when he subbed for me during my 2009 jaunt to Paris. Doug is a good friend, mentor and one fine photographer. I recently had the privilege of compiling a book of some of his images for him to share with his family and friends. This one from Birmingham's Firehouse Shelter is one of my favorites.
The Firehouse Shelter was founded in 1983 as an outreach program for the Cooperative Downtown Ministries. Started for just 12 men and now provides food and shelter for 175 homeless. Our city is so fortunate to have such wonderful programs that provide for those in our community that so desperately need our help.