A memorial service remembering Western New York’s homeless who have passed away during 2013 will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Lt. Colonel Matt Urban HOPE Center, 385 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo. Presented by the WNY Coalition for the Homeless, the event is purposefully scheduled on the first day of winter, the longest day of the year, to bring greater attention to the plight of the homeless.
The event, free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers, music by the Buffalo City Mission Choir and a candlelight vigil, followed by refreshments. Information about local resources for the homeless will also be available during the event.