Dumpster tragedy, one year later


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) This week marks the one year anniversary of a horrifying event in Terre Haute. A homeless man and woman sleeping in a dumpster were crushed. The woman survived, but the man did not.

Friday, a local group remembered the forgotten man and used his story to fight homelessness. Families By Choice held a candlelight vigil telling stories of other homeless tragedies and remembering the one that happened in Terre Haute and asking for your help turning the tide of homelessness.

“We’ve seen the lazy ones, we’ve seen the irresponsible ones, but the bottom line is there is a chunk more out there, that just need a place to get started,” Muriel Ryan of Families By Choice said.

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