Monday, October 24, 2005

Memorial Set for Homeless Man Killed by Hit and Run Driver

The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless and the AIDS Task Force will co-host a memorial to remember Symeon Hurt, 27, who was killed by a hit and run driver on Thursday October 20 at 7 a.m. The truck was recovered and police have a suspect. Mr. Hurt had spent years battling an addiction and had spent some of his adult life homeless. He also worked and volunteered at a few of the social service providers in the area. We will remember Mr. Hurt on Friday October 28 at 3 p.m. at the AIDS Task Force offices at 3210 Euclid Ave. We will hear from family and friends of Mr. Hurt. This Memorial is intended to call attention to violence against homeless people and to pledge that our community will not tolerate people running down homeless people and leaving them to die on the streets.

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