9 Things To Be Thankful For in St. Louis


Volunteers transform South Grand's broken windows into painted murals. - STEVE TRUESDELL
  • Steve Truesdell
  • Volunteers transform South Grand's broken windows into painted murals.

Happy Thanksgiving, St. Louis!

We've come a long way in the last three months, Lou. We've seen fires, tear gas, blood, tears and outrage. While today's national day of gratitude can't take away from the pain this city has been through, it is a good time to remember what's worth a hearty, "Thanks."

So here are nine things we at the Riverfront Times are thankful for in a St. Louis forever changed by the shooting death of Michael Brown.

We are thankful for...

...any time neighbors stuck together after a night of burning and violence.

...the incredible amount of support nationwide for the Ferguson Library.

...every time a person has stood up to looters and arsonists in Ferguson and South Grand.

...the new color on South Grand Boulevard's boarded windows.

  • Steve Truesdell

...the support nationwide for Natalie's Cakes and More, which started a fundraiser for $20,000 and wound up with more than $100,000 in donations.

...that time someone trusted KSDK to get their financial donation to the right place. ...this campaign to help South Grand Boulevard businesses that has raised more than $7,000. ...the uptick in donations to other worthy causes, including St. Louis Crisis Nursery. ...people sitting outside in the snow to do some good for Ferguson.

What are you thankful for?

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.