December 21, 2016
December 21, 2016 is National Homeless Persons Day of Remembrance. This day comes in the form of many unique events across the country that are organized by advocates and people experiencing homelessness in each city. It is typically held on or around the longest day of the year... the winter solstice.
This Wednesday the Interfaith Works Warming Center will be hosting an open house memorial starting at 10am at our new location 408 Olympia St. Everyone is welcome to pay respects to those who have lost their lives to the violence incited by the experience of homelessness.
This year our community has lost the following neighbors who were experiencing homelessness;
Ariel, Brady, Liz, Monika, Shark and Rochelle.
This is not an exhaustive list and we know there are more that we are missing. Please share with us additional names and we will update this list. Many of these folks were born and raised here, attended school here and died here. These are our literal neighbors and we miss them everyday.
Want to get to know your neighbors better? Join us the second Saturday of every month and become a volunteer with the shelter or Warming Center and get to know the people that make up the beautiful fabric of our community. It has been deeply transformative for me over and I know it will be for you too.
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