Vigil held for Modesto homeless who have died

local@modbee.comDecember 21, 2012 

Dozens of people gathered Friday night at The Salvation Army shelter on the edge of downtown Modesto to remember the 11 homeless men and women who died in the Modesto area in the past year.

This is the seventh year homeless advocates have held a candlelight vigil for those who lived and died on the margins.

The vigil is part of National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day. It was organized by The Salvation Army, Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and Corner of Hope, a Golden Valley Health Centers clinic for the homeless.

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