Candlelight Vigil for Homeless

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

A candlelight vigil memorializes seven Tallahassee homeless who died this year. The Big Bend Homeless Coalition says there are more than 900 homeless people in Tallahassee at any given time. They also say most homeless deaths can be prevented.

Stephanie Shephard with the Big Bend Homeless Coalition said, "It's a large group of different types of people that come together to recognize people who passed away to make sure that we are celebrating their lives and recognizing that their lives did mean something to, often, a lot of people. And we want to make sure that they are not forgotten."

The Homeless Vigil is the tenth annual and it is a part of a national memorial of homeless deaths throughout the nation


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  • by JB Location: Georgia on Dec 21, 2007 at 11:47 PM
    Wow so they wait till their dead then they recongnize them as people? So why waste money on candles and junk when they could use that money to feed the homeless, get them jobs, support, and etc. It's because of groups like this and American society that waits till they die cause that's one less homeless on the street. Have to love the world we live in.
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