La Puente holds Winter Vigil

AmeriCorps volunteer Kelsey Huber, left, lights international volunteer Verena Keul's candle at La Puente's annual Winter Vigil on Wednesday. After all candles were lit the group participated in a moment of silence to remember members of the homeless community that passed away, such as Jerry Hadley and Chris Manzanares.

AmeriCorps volunteer Christine Greve begins La Puente's annual Winter Vigil with a reading on Wednesday evening outside of the shelter. The event is held outside to symbolize what it's like to live on the streets in the cold winter months.

La Puente resident Lisa Nave shares a quote by Maya Angelou at La Puente's annual Winter Vigil on Wednesday. "The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned,” she said.


AmeriCorps volunteer Mary McDonald, right, reads anonymous reflections that were gathered at the shelter over the past two days for La Puente's annual Winter Vigil on Wednesday. The vigil ended with the group singing "Amazing Grace" and Christine Greve reading a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. that said "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."