We close out each year by joining people across the country in honoring those whose lives have been stolen by the systematic problem of homelessness. We don’t simply gather to honor people in word, we gather to further commit ourselves and our organizations to honor those we have lost by continuing to act, by honing our strategy, by bolstering our resolve and growing the strength of our persons, organizations and coalition.
Please email Josh Spring (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know about anyone who died in 2019 while experiencing homelessness or as a result of homelessness after reaching housing so that we may include them in our memorial gathering. If you are unable to share a person’s full name, that is okay. If you are able to include a person’s date of birth or age, please do.
We ask that you send the names of those who have died so that we may specifically declare their immeasurable value.
Because this year’s Homeless Memorial Day (December 21, the longest night of the year) falls on a Saturday, we will gather on Friday, December 20 at 5:30pm in Washington Park across from music hall, under the tree where Joann Burton was run over.
Please join us.