Memorial service at Bowery chapel

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, The Bowery Mission will mourn with our neighbors over this past weekend’s tragedy in Chinatown

The Bowery Mission
Oct 9 · 2 min read

At The Bowery Mission, we’ve been shaken by the heartbreaking tragedy that occurred just a few blocks south of our Bowery campus. On Thursday, October 10 at 12:00–1:00pm, we will host a memorial service in the Bowery chapel (227 Bowery) to remember and honor the four men living on the streets of our city who were tragically killed, and to pray for the recovery of the fifth victim who remains in critical condition.

The Bowery Mission invites anyone to join during this time to grieve, but also to provide comfort and perspective for each other — especially the community we serve every day.

Please note: Out of respect for our guests and those who have died, we will not allow outside photography or videography inside the building during this event. If requested, Bowery Mission leaders will be available to provide interviews outside the building. Please contact James Winans at to request an interview.

The Bowery Mission’s campus on the Bowery.
The Bowery Mission’s campus on the Bowery.
The Bowery Mission’s campus at 227 Bowery, New York, NY 10002. Photo: JDZ Photography.

Although stricken, The Bowery Mission is renewed in our resolve for the work to care for neighbors in need. We know that addiction, mental illness and homelessness do not need to lead to violence and death. Instead, we hold on to the hope of a renewed life.

The Bowery Mission exists to prevent the tragedies like the one on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Bowery Mission strives to be a safe and welcoming place for our most vulnerable neighbors. Print and share this resource card to connect those on the streets with help.

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