Crisis Ministries holding memorial candlelight service for the homeless

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Tonight at 5:30 p.m., Crisis Ministries will hold a memorial service in Marion Square to honor men and women who died homeless in 2010.

This annual event serves as a reminder that homelessness is a life or death issue. Similar services are held in over 100 cities each year.

Last year, over 40 people gathered in Marion Square to honor those who died homeless in Charleston.

Remarks will be made by Crisis Ministries’ Board Chairman Sean McLernon and Father Terrence Fleming; V.P. of Mission at Roper St. Frances Healthcare System will give the invocation. The Unitarian Church of Charleston will sing hymns and Board Members from Crisis Ministries will read names from a memorial litany. As winter approaches, join Crisis Ministries to remember those who died without homes and commit to working to end homelessness for those who are still here.

Crisis Ministries provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time.

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