20th Annual National Homeless Person’s Memorial – Washington DC: Commemorating the Lives of Those Who have Died While Homeless

For Immediate Release

National Coalition for the Homeless
Contact: 

Neil Donovan, Executive Director
202-462-4822 x228
ndonovan@nationalhomeless.org

20th Annual National Homeless Person’s Memorial – Washington DC: Commemorating the Lives of Those Who have Died While Homeless

WASHINGTON - December 21st is the first
day of winter marking the year's shortest day and longest night. For the past
twenty years, people have gathered in the dark outside, this year after a record breaking snowfall attendees
will gather at Union Station at 6:00pm in the nation's capitol. On this solemn
day, to commemorate the lives of our bothers and sisters who have died, across
the nation, while homeless. 

 

National Homeless Persons' Memorial 
is sponsored by: National Coalition for the Homeless,

National Health Care for the
Homeless Coalition & National Consumer Advisory Board.

 

This memorial seeks national
attention to the sad and tragic loss of life, bringing special attention to the
thousands of lives lost this year of those who died while homelessness. 

                               

Memorial sponsors encourage
communities across the country to act and organize themselves locally. The
National Homeless Person's Memorial will be joined by local commemorations in
43 states and commonwealths, as well as across Canada.  

 

Your attendance & support is
greatly appreciated.   For more
information please contact the National Coalition for the Homeless at (202)
462-4822 or www.nationalhomeless.org

 

Memorial Service
Speakers

 

Neil
Donovan, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless

Fr. David Bava, Holy Redeemer Church, Washington, DC

Tom Goss, Singer/Songwriter
and Church of the                        

Epiphany Welcome Table Choir

Dr. Janelle Goetcheus, Medical
Director, Unity Health Care  

Alan Banks, Homeless Speaker,
National Coalition for the Homeless

David Harris, "Mirror Poem"

David Pirtle, NCH Board
Member, Formerly Homeless

DC City Councilmember Tommy
Wells (Ward 6)

Bishop
Imagene B. Stewart

Mary Ann Luby, Washington
Legal Clinic for the Homeless                                                                    
State Senator Alex X. Mooney
(Frederick/Washington Counties)                                                                    
Rabbi Susan Shankman, Washington Hebrew
Congregation

 

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List of Locations
Holding Local Memorial Events

In America (121 cities in 43 states and commonwealths) and Canada

 

Alaska:

Bethel

Arizona:

Tempe

Tucson

California:

Glendale

Modesto

San Francisco

Santa Cruz

Ventura

Colorado:

Boulder

Colorado Springs

Denver

Connecticut:

Fairfield
Green

Hartford

Meriden

Middletown

New Britain

Norwich

District of Columbia:

Washington,
DC

Florida:

Bradenton

Clearwater

Fort Myers

Hollywood

Jacksonville

Melbourne

Miami

Naples

Orlando

Pensacola

Pinellas Park

St. Petersburg

Santa Rosa
County

Tallahassee

Tampa

Tarpon Springs

Georgia:

Atlanta

Columbus

Savannah

Hawaii:

Honolulu

Idaho:

Coeur d'Alene

Illinois:

Chicago

Indiana:

Evansville

Jeffersonville

Kokomo

Indianapolis

Iowa:

Davenport

Des Moines

Kentucky:

Louisville

Louisiana:

New Orleans

Shreveport

Maine:

Lewiston

Portland

Maryland:

Baltimore

Bel Air

Massachusetts:

Boston

Hyannis
(mock homeless camp and candlelight memorial service)

Springfield

Michigan:

Detroit

Minnesota:

Minneapolis

Mississippi:

Jackson

Missouri:

St. Louis

Montana:

Billings

New Hampshire:

Concord

Keene

Laconia

Lebanon

Manchester

Nashua

New Jersey:

Camden

Cranford

Jersey City
(and 10 other counties in NJ are doing events according to its news release)

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Las Cruces

New York:

Buffalo

New York City

Rochester

North Carolina:

Asheville

Durham

Charlotte

Greensboro

Ohio:

Akron

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbus

Dayton

Toledo

Oregon:

Albany

Pennsylvania:

Philadelphia

Wilkes-Barre

South Carolina:

Charleston

Myrtle Beach

Tennessee:

Chattanooga

Knoxville

Nashville

Texas:

Austin

Bryan

Caldwell

Houston

Lubbock

San Antonio

Utah:
Salt Lake City

 

Vermont:

Burlington

Virginia:

Charlottesville

Norfolk

Virginia Beach 

Washington State:

Bremerton

Spokane

Yakima

Wisconsin:

Kenosha

LaCrosse

Wyoming:

Cheyenne

Canada:

Victoria,
BC

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