Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (HPMD) events held around the United States on or around the 21st day of December honor those who have died because they did not have shelter. They also serve as reminders of the hardships and risks people who are homeless may experience.
People who are homeless die from illnesses that affect everyone, frequently without health care.
People who are homeless die from exposure, unprotected from the heat and cold.
People who are homeless die from violence, often in unprovoked hate crimes.
Health care is a human right.
Housing is a human right.
Safety is a human right.
Remember our neighbors and friends who have died without homes.
Keene area service
Thursday, December 19 (note: not the 21st this year)
United Church of Christ Dining Hall, 23 Central Square, Keene
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Public invited for light refreshments and get information about local agencies who help our neighbors without homes.