joe says “hmls vigl”

It’s no secret that Joe has a soft spot for Preble Street, a local organization whose mission is is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. Today, Joe wants to bring attention to a Preble Street event. Portland’s Homeless Persons Annual Memorial Vigil, taking place this Monday, December 21st, at 4pm, is a time to remember our homeless friends who have died and to recommit ourselves to the task of ending homelessness.

On the night of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, a candlelight procession starts at the Preble Street Resource Center and proceeds to Monument Square where a memorial ceremony is dedicated to those homeless persons in our community who have died. All persons who are homeless, who have been homeless, who work with the homeless or who have compassion for the homeless are welcome at this event.

Joe hopes the event goes smoothly and offers his thanks to the wonderful staff of Preble Street for all the amazing work they do.

Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.