Vigil Remembers Greenboro's Homeless

Dec 22, 2014

Last night was the longest of the year, and Greensboro organized a vigil to remember the city's homeless.
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Dozens of people are waking up outside in Greensboro today.

A vigil was held last night to honor nine people who died in that city this year, while living in homelessness.

Michelle Kennedy is executive director at the Interactive Resource Center. She says that number might be higher.

“So it’s hard to ever really have an accurate number of how many people we've lost while experiencing homelessness in this city, or really any other city,” Kennedy says.

She adds that similar memorials were held in other cities across the country on the first night of winter and the longest night of the year.