National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Died

In 2011, 67 homeless people died in D.C. Their lives were commemorated Wednesday night at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church as part of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day. WAMU 88.5′s Markette Smith reports there are 6,000 homeless people in the District.

Neil Donovan is the executive director for the National Coalition for the Homeless. He says of those who die on the streets, many succumb to weather-related illnesses, such as hypothermia.

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