Joe has long admired the work done by 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 today, December 20th, 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. He urges Portlanders to learn more about Preble Street here and more about today's event here.