Lubbock holds homeless memorial service - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock holds homeless memorial service

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Dozens paid tribute on Saturday to those who died while homeless in 2013, and to anyone that is still struggling on the streets today.

For the past ten years, members of the Lubbock community have come together to remember National Homeless Persons Memorial Day.

It happens every year on the first day of winter and on the longest night of the year.

Claudia Bustos, the outreach coordinator for the event, said that the small gathering has a big mission.

"It's a time to acknowledge the homeless situation," Bustos said. "There are people passing away due to homelessness and it's a time to raise awareness within the community."

The vigil was held at Dave Freriks Park.

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