Last night was a night full of excitement for history-lovers on the URM rooftop as the reel for the vintage film Of Scrap and Steel began to run. After gourmet box dinners had been served by the URM kitchen staff, brilliant historians walked attendees through the amazing history of Los Angeles and the vital role that Union Rescue Mission has played.
Though this film was made in 1948, the story it tells is an enduring tale of men and women in search of hope, and an opportunity to get back on their feet. Over the past 120 years, URM has been such a place for these individuals. Of Scrap and Steel is not only a rich, historical gem, but is also a powerful reminder of the timeless redemption and salvation found through Christ.
A huge thank you to Los Angeles Visionaries Society (LAVA) and to URM Historian, Liz Mooradian for coordinating this wonderful event.
For more pictures of the event please Visit the Event Album.
For more information on the Los Angeles Visionaries Society Please visit Lavatransforms.org.
And for intriguing and historical testimonies of men and women who came through URM years ago please visit In SRO Land.