Friday, November 21, 2008

“Tonight is a demonstration of what we stand for”

Thirty-one groups, including students, city workers and families, pitched tents on the Green Thursday night to raise the final thousands of dollars needed to keep the Cedar Street overflow shelter open through April.

“Whether it is those infected with HIV, the recently arrived, those with mental illness, the homeless, time after time, the one that stands up first, loudest and with the most self-sacrifice is New Haven,” said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

Photo by Melanie Stengel

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