Mike Rowles, a “voice for the homeless,” will be honored with memorial service Wednesday

A group walks with candles around the House of Charity in Spokane.
A group walks with candles around the House of Charity in Spokane.

Local leaders, social service advocates and the homeless community will gather Wednesday morning to honor the life of Mike Rowles, a local and homeless advocate who addressed the critical needs faced by men and women living on the streets.

The memorial will be at 9 a.m. at House of Charity, 32 W. Pacific Ave.

According to a press release from Catholic Charities of Spokane, State Representative Kevin Parker and Jonathan Mallahan of the City of Spokane,  will be speaking at the memorial, and will be joined by Rob McCann, executive director of Catholic Charities Spokane, Ed McCarron, House of Charity director and Jerry Schwab, assistant director to share memories about the impact Rowles played in his advocacy of the poor, vulnerable and homeless community in Spokane.

A reception will held immediately following the memorial.

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