Annual memorial to those who died while homeless held

Over 100 people gathered in First Baptist Church on a very windy, cold day to remember those who died this year while homeless in Asheville.

Various members of the community, both housed and not, case workers from AHOPE, a police officer and a city councilman read the names and some of the stories of the people of the streets and tents – the ones who died of disease or neglect, struck by cars, or victims of violence – the people who died this year without a home.

After the service, which included a moment of silence and a candlelight prayer, after some refreshments, some of the attendees went back to the streets and the cold reality of their lives.


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