[HCCN] Fwd: Monday Dec 21st: National Memorial Day for the Homeless - Vigils in Portland & Auburn

Judith Robbins JUDY at robbinsandrobbins.com
Sat Dec 19 09:22:26 EST 2009



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> From: Claire Mortimer <clairebearcfm at gmail.com>
> Date: December 19, 2009 12:52:17 AM EST
> To: Judith Robbins <JUDY at robbinsandrobbins.com>
> Subject: Monday Dec 21st: National Memorial Day for the Homeless -  
> Vigils in  Portland & Auburn
>
> Passing on this notice from our friends at Preble Street Homeless  
> Voices for Justice and Visible Community, regarding two National  
> Memorial Day for the Homeless vigils, one which is taking place in  
> Portland, Maine, and the other in Auburn, Maine. Contact  
> information is listed below along with the information for each event.
>
> Portland Organizing to Win Economic Rights
> www.povertyontrial.org
>
> *****
> Portland, Maine vigil:
> Portland’s Homeless Persons Annual Memorial Vigil
>
> Monday, December 21, 2009
> at 4:00 p.m. in Portland, Maine.
> Meet at 18 Portland Street (home of the Preble Street Resource  
> Center, located at the corner of Preble & Portland Streets) for a  
> procession to Monument Square, where the vigil will take place.
> For more information, please contact the Preble Street Resource  
> Center: 775-0026
> Monday, December 21 is a time to remember our homeless friends who  
> have died and to recommit ourselves to the task of ending  
> homelessness.
> A candlelight procession will start at 4:00 p.m. at Preble Street  
> and proceed to Monument Square. There will be a ceremony at 4:30  
> p.m. 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 are thankful they are not homeless are welcome  
> to participate.
> For more information, please contact the Preble Street Resource  
> Center: 775-0026
> http://www.preblestreet.org/events/Portlands-Homeless-Persons- 
> Annual-Memorial-Vigil/149/
> ###
> Auburn, Maine vigil:
>
> National Memorial Day for the Homeless
> Monday, December 21, 2009
> 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
> At the corner of Court & Turner Streets in Auburn, Maine
> For more information please contact Robert Rowe,
> Chair LAASH Vigil Committee 795-4077
>
> The Lewiston Auburn Alliance for Services to the Homeless (LAASH)
> will sponsor a candlelight vigil on December 21stin memory of all  
> those
> who are homeless, and those who have died homeless. The vigil will be
> held on the corner of Court and Turner Streets in Auburn, across the
> street from Auburn Hall and the Androscoggin County Courthouse.
> The vigil will begin at 4:30pm and last until 6:00 pm.
>
> "The vigil, which has been held for nearly a decade on the Lewiston  
> side
> of the bridge, is being held across the river in Auburn this year",  
> said Bob
> Rowe, Chair of the Committee. "The cities of Lewiston and Auburn work
> very effectively to provide important services to the homeless. Among
> these services are a shelter overflow program, and a rent security  
> deposit
> program staffed by city personnel and LAASH volunteers.
>
> LAASH and the cities of Lewiston and Auburn have recently adopted a
> ten year plan to end homelessness in our communities. John O'Brien  
> from
> the United States Interagency Council on Homeless and an advisor to
> LAASH worked with the local group as it developed its plans, will
> speak about ending homelessness at the vigil.
>
> To learn more about the Lewiston/Auburn plan to end homelessness call
> Larry Marcoux at the United Way of Androscoggin County at 795-4000.
> To participate in local efforts to assist the homeless the Lewiston  
> Auburn
> Alliance for Services to the Homeless meets the first Wednesday of  
> every
> month at noon, at Lewiston City Hall.
>
> Robert Rowe, Chair LAASH Vigil Committee tel.
> 795-4077
>
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