Community Gathers to Remember Homeless
Forty-four people struggling with homelessness died in Duluth this year.
In light of that fact, representatives from Churches United in Ministry held their 10th annual Christmas Eve Vigil to honor those lost and demand change.
A candle was lit for each life lost, igniting hope for activists and those still battling homelessness everyday.
“There are people that can and do get out of and survive homelessness. Obviously today there are people that didn’t. The hope is to offer home, shelter, and heat and warmth for everyone,” said Reverend Cheryl Harder, with Trinity Episcopal Church.
According to CHUM, on any given night there are around 100 homeless people on the streets of Duluth.