Women in Black: First vigil of 2010

Every time a homeless person is found dead outside or dies by violence in King County, WHEEL (a homeless women’s organizing effort) and the Church of Mary Magdalene (an ecumenical day ministry) mobilize for our silent witnessing vigil called Women in Black. On Wednesday, February 3rd, we will stand our first vigil of 2010 for one new homeless death.  We will honor and remember are:

  • Anna Moore, 42, who died by accidental drowning in Ballard on January 18th;

Our hearts go out to her friends and family.  She was a beloved Ballard community member and had been homeless there for a number of years; a memorial service was held for her in Ballard on January 22nd.  A nice article about the memorial service can be found in the Ballard News-Tribune.

The number of known homeless deaths outside or by violence in 2009 was at least 36.  The majority of these deaths were caused by violence.  This is exactly why Nickelsville and more day/night shelters are so desperately needed.  JOIN US!

(Taken from the Women in Black press release)

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