Locals among those honored in ceremony
December 28, 2022
Approximately 50 people from throughout Linn and Benton counties attended the 14th annual Homeless Persons Memorial Service, held Wednesday night, Dec. 21, at the 2nd CHANCE Shelter in Albany.
Participants stood outside the shelter in nearly freezing temperatures, some with lit candles, while others who were receiving assistance from the shelter stood farther away to smoke cigarettes.
"It has become our tradition on winter's longest night to honor those we have lost in the past year who have experienced the trauma of homelessness," Community Services Consortium HEART chairwoman Dina El...