By: Donita Taylor, December 9th, 2016
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A candlelight vigil for the six people who have died while homeless since late June was too windy for candles.
About 40 people, mostly homeless advocates and outreach workers who were bundled up against the cold, gathered at the steps of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul at sunset Friday to remember six who died in warmer weather.
It was just below freezing, and many participants had outreach missions later, so the vigil was quick.
"We still have way too many people on the streets," said the Rev. Donald Anderson, executive minister of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, in opening the vigil.
"We do have a solution," he said. It just requires more resources.
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