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Homeless Memorial Day

 

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of the homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2019 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/21/18). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 19th, 5-6pm. You can also find more information about the event here and on our Facebook page.
 

 

From WHYY

Hundreds gathered at a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember more than 250 homeless people who died this year.

Though she’s off the streets now, 20-year-old Tori Stoddart says she inherited homelessness- and then passed it on to her daughter as an infant.

Homeless Memorial Day in Philadelphia- December 21, 2017

Philadelphia, PA—On Thursday, December 21 at 5:00 pm, hundreds will gather at Thomas Paine Plaza (1401 JFK Boulevard) to remember those homeless and formerly homeless Philadelphians who died in 2017. Homeless Memorial Day, an annual event commemorated in over 150 localities across the United States on or near the first day of winter, will also be a call to action to end homelessness in our city and our nation.

 

Who 
Hundreds of Philadelphians will join Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Councilman Derek Green, Councilwoman Helen Gym, Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME, homeless outreach organizers and community leaders.

What 
Homeless Memorial Day Philadelphia, an annual event commemorated in over 150 localities across the United States on or near the first day of winter, recognizes those who have lost their lives while homeless or experienced homelessness. This year’s memorial will include:

 

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2015 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/18/14). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Wednesday, December 21. The location is Thomas Paine Plaza and the time is 5:00 p.m. Please join us.
 

 

From NewsWorks

Every year for two decades, hundreds have gathered in Philadelphia for a somber holiday-time tradition: a memorial service for the homeless who died in the city over the past year.

While the group usually gathers in the cold near Philadelphia City Hall, an unseasonably warm rain Thursday forced the memorial service inside the Arch Street United Methodist Church.

The Philadelphia Homeless Memorial Day Planning Committee is reaching out to you to help gather the names of homeless and formerly homeless women, men, and children who died in 2015 (and since last year’s remembrance on 12/18/14). This year’s Homeless Memorial Day will take place on Thursday, December 17th. The location is Thomas Paine Plaza and the time is 5:00 p.m. Please join us.
 

 

Via the Philadelphia Daily News

ANDREW SCHULTZ spoke with his brother for the last time 13 years ago.

Phil was in Philly, where he had wandered after leaving his home and job on Long Island. It was a brief conversation, a phone line connecting brothers 150 miles apart.

 

Hundreds of people gathered at City Hall’s Dilworth Park this week to memorialize nearly 150 homeless people who died on the streets of Philadelphia this year.

“This is a solemn and sad gathering but it is also a gathering of hope,” said Sister Mary Scullion of Project Home, which helped organized the annual event. “Each and every year, more and more people are here, and more and more Philadelphians are working hard to end homelessness in our city.”

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