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Dec 20, 2014 3:15 PM

Keene to hold homeless vigil

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - Cities such as Keene, New Hampshire, are taking part in a nationwide Candlelight Memorial to recognize homeless people who have died during the past year.

In Keene, events start at 5 p.m. Sunday with singing, followed by a ringing of the bells at the United Church of Christ. There will be a reading of the names of New Hampshire homeless people who have died in the last few years.

A group called Hundred Nights Inc. is hosting the event and will lead a procession to its cold weather shelter.

Donations of gently used of new winter gloves, boots, long underwear, socks, and heat-and-eat meals will be accepted at the Open Doors Resource Center on the first floor of the shelter.

The memorial is taking place in over 150 communities nationwide.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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