Portland vigil memorializes homeless who died this year

About 200 people on Monday night marched along Preble Street to Monument Square, where they lit candles in memory of the 35 homeless persons who died this year in Portland.

Donna Yellen, chief program officer at Preble Street, a Portland-based soup kitchen and resource center for homeless people, told the crowd that the number of deaths is the highest since Preble Street and the city started holding the annual vigil 20 years ago …

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