Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Longest Night to Include Memorial for Homeless

Posted By on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Estimates on just how many men, women and children in Boise are homeless range anywhere from 300 to 500. But one statistic is soberly sure. Nine adults—eight men and one woman—died while homeless in Boise this past year.

Tuesday night, considered the longest night of the year, a vigil will be held to memorialize the nine. The annual memorial observation is a tradition for Interfaith Sanctuary, El-Ada Community Action Partnership and the Corpus Christi Day shelter. The interfaith program will include Scottish bagpiping, Native American drumming and prayers from the Christian, Native American and Buddhist traditions. The vigil will begin at 7 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Shelter on Americana Boulevard. More than 150 cities across America will hold similar memorials.

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