Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Increases Awareness
On December 21, in partnership with Long Island University Brooklyn and Urban Pathways, Care for the Homeless (CFH) held its 6th Annual Homeless Persons' Memorial Day Service, commemorating those who passed away this year while experiencing homelessness. The event was streamed LIVE on Periscope, which you may view here.
If you do not have time to view the entire 60 minute service, you may read what the press has to say about the service via the links below:
December 19 - Homeless people who died this year to be recognized at memorial service
|Former CFH client, Calvin Alston interviewed by Jay Dow, journalist at PIX 11. Photo cred: PIX 11 News|
Pix 11 News
December 21- Nearly 200 homeless men and women who died in New York City remembered at memorial service
December 22 - In 2017, Violence and Injustice Killed at Least 188 Homeless New Yorkers
December 27 - Gone but not forgotten: Do-gooders host winter-solstice vigil at Fort Greene university for city’s deceased homeless
"With temperatures below freezing every day since Christmas, homeless New Yorkers and others in need have faced extra challenges. If you’re looking for ways to help, an easy option is to donate coats or other clothing." Click here for a list of Winter Drives being held in NYC via AMNY.