We are working at gathering names for our upcoming annual Homeless Memorial March and Service on December 20. It is a sobering process, but necessary in our eyes to honor those who have died while homeless in Minnesota.
The event begins at 5 pm at the Hennepin County Government Center, 3rd Ave S and 5th St S. Marchers silently carry signs with the name, age, and place of death, if known of those who have passed. The march proceeds to Nicollet Mall and travels approximately two miles to Simpson UMC at 28th St and 1st Ave where the service is held.
The Service of Remembrance is a powerful hour filled with bag-piping, communal singing, a message from Steve O’Neil, St. Louis County Commissioner and long-time advocate for the homeless, and reflection. A candle is lit while the name is read of every person honored.
After the service a community meal is held at the Simpson shelter. We invite you to join us for this poweful, important event. For more information go to www.simpsonhousing.org/memorial