The latest murder vigil organized by local activists this week celebrates the memory of two people killed on local streets.
Here's the story along with continued advocacy, requests for funding and municipal efforts to assure inclusion for "houseless" residents . . .
Hope Faith, a Kansas City-based assistance campus for people experiencing homelessness the two victims to attend, hosted a balloon release in their honor on Friday. Friends and family of the two were joined by community advocates.
"All too often, especially for our homeless, houseless guests, we can let their legacy be forgotten,” Hope Faith’s Executive Director Doug Langner said.
According to Langner, roughly 3,000 people are houseless in Kansas City every night. He says the number has spiked quite a bit since just a few years ago.
He personally knows at least four people in his houseless community that has been murdered since December.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The houseless community in Kansas City is remembering two of their own. Marcia Boring and Eugene Shaw were murdered on Friday, May 6, near 2nd Street and Lydia Avenue. Hope Faith, a Kansas City-based assistance campus for people experiencing homelessness the two victims to attend, hosted a balloon release in their honor on Friday.