Tom Egan is said to have had few friends when he froze to death in 2008, but he's got a loyal following now. Several dozen trekked to the north end of Blair Blvd. Dec. 18 to remember the veteran whose death awakened the community to the plight of the homeless, especially in deadly cold weather. They represented faith communities, Egan Warming Center staff and volunteers, veterans groups, local government, and a very few of the 300 to 350 homeless adults and youth who utilize the Egan Warming Center.
In the darkest hours, light brings hope. At this dark time of year, at what might otherwise be a personal low for Hubert and his children, St. Vincent de Paul’s programs have yielded understanding, sustenance and now the prospect of a stable home.
“Beautiful” was the description heard time and again as hooded runners and umbrella-toting supporters gathered for Turkey Trot No. 5. Unlike the golden morns of Thanksgivings past, this year’s holiday dawned with a leaden sky and impending rain, but that didn't stop 1300 runners and walkers from making a splash.