Associated Ministries announcement.
TACOMA, WA – A local gathering will be held on National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day in 2022. The public is invited to Tacoma’s Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 S. I Street, for an in-person gathering at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The service is also being streamed online at the Facebook page titled Pierce County Homeless Memorials.
December 21 is winter solstice, the longest night of the year; therefore it is the appropriate time to remember and honor the Pierce County residents who died unsheltered during the past year. National Homeless Memorial Day is observed annually on winter solstice in hundreds of cities in 30 states.
The Tacoma City Council will issue a proclamation to officially declare December 21 as National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day in Tacoma.
Despite their status as having been unhoused, Chaplain Ed Jacobs and other event organizers, are committed that the passing of our houseless neighbors not go unnoticed by the wider community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend regardless of faith tradition or lack thereof. The memorial will last approximately one hour.
- WHAT: National Homeless Memorial Day, Pierce County Observance
- WHEN: Wednesday, December 21, 6:00-7:00 pm
- WHERE: Shiloh Baptist Church, 1211 S. I Street, Tacoma, and on Facebook
- WHO: The public is invited
For more information, contact Ed Jacobs at 206-369-0297 or Chaplain.email@example.com