Candlelight vigil set for homeless
The vigil is planned for Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the steps of the Peterborough Town House.
This is MATS' second annual vigil. Last year about 25 people turned out, Foucher said, adding that she hopes as the vigils continue the numbers will increase.
The vigils held across the country mark National Homeless Memorial Day, which honors those who have died due to homelessness and hardship over the past year, Foucher said. Over the course of 2013 29 homeless people died in New Hampshire.
MATS was founded in 1991 by a group of concerned residents and serves the towns of the Greater Monadnock Region. The shelter also accepts referrals from other shelters throughout the tri-state area. MATS' mission is to provide transitional housing, support, and referral services to people who are homeless as well as to educate the community on issues of homelessness; and to advocate for solutions.
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