Boise community to honor homeless men and women who died in 2013

On Friday, Dec. 20, service providers, homeless and formerly homeless people, religious leaders, and concerned citizens will honor the lives of six people who died while homeless this past year. Two homeless advocates will also be honored, including Pam Baldwin, Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Idaho and one of the founding members of Interfaith Sanctuary.

The Candlelight Vigil will be held at Interfaith Sanctuary, 1620 W. River Street from 7 – 8 pm on Friday, Dec. 20. Hospitality will be provided at Corpus Christi Day Shelter, 525 S. Americana Blvd. immediately following the service. The interfaith program will include prayers, readings, and music from various faith traditions.

The annual memorial observation is a tradition among Boise community service providers and is held in conjunction with the National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day traditionally held on or near December 21st—the longest night of the year. Boise is one of more than 175 cities nationwide to observe the memorial.
The vigil is sponsored by Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Corpus Christi House Day Shelter, Mosaic Street Ministries, El-Ada Community Action Partnership, and CATCH, INC. and is open to the public.
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