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Winter Vigil for our Houseless Neighbors

  • The Potentialist Workshop 836 E 2nd St, Reno, Nevada 89509 (map)

The numbers for how many people lose their lives due to cold, exposure, or other consequences of systematic poverty and oppression are difficult to obtain.

They are not released by local officials for Washoe County, but in New York City alone, 212 people died during 2015*. In Washoe County this Winter, several individuals have already died and another has fallen into a fire after having a seizure, leading to severe injuries. Some are victims of crime and suffering from intense injuries, while freezing outside each night. 

We must do more to value human life and protect our community. 

Join us and recognize our friends, mourn the loss of our houseless neighbors, and to take actionable steps towards creating solutions. Not one more person should lose a loved one to systematic neglect. 

A donation jar will be available for cash or check donations, and a donation box will be available for winter clothes, sleeping bags, backpacks, hygiene items, and gift cards. 

***FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT***

Co-Sponsors: 
ACTIONN
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
The Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality

*http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2016/03/at-least-212-homeless-people-died-in-fy-2015-report-shows-032657

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