Advocates for Boston homeless end 24-hour Thanksgiving fast
BOSTON (AP) — Advocates for Boston’s homeless have ended a 24-hour Thanksgiving fast with a call for more and better services.
Members of the Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee stopped eating at noon Wednesday and broke their fast at midday Thursday. The group is urging “increased and improved services, including safe, sanitary and dignified shelter for all.”
In a message posted on its Facebook page, it called on people to email Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to press for better solutions to the city’s homelessness problem.
The group said: “People experiencing homelessness in Boston continue to be treated in an inhumane manner, with their needs going unmet.”
The city’s last homeless census, conducted in February, found nearly 7,700 men, woman and children without permanent shelter in Boston.