Central Union Mission

As you may have seen, Central Union Mission Executive Director, David Treadwell, is being honored today at the White House as part of the "Champion of Change" event.
Please see more details below and feel free reach out to Joy Lutes at 703-362-0150 if you have additional questions or would like to speak with Mr. Treadwell directly.

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Office of Communications

December 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - Tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th, ten local leaders who are helping to give back to their community will be
honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include non-profit leaders, community activists and
mentors, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.

The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama's Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different issue is
highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are
doing to better their communities.

"These individuals are innovators and reformers that are making a difference in communities across the nation," said Robert Velasco, II,
Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "We thank them for their commitment and commend them for setting
an example for others to follow."

To watch this event live, visit www.whitehouse.gov/live at 9:30 am ET December 15th.

Lieutenant Colonel David O. Treadwell, US Army (Retired) serves as executive director of Washington's historic Central Union Mission.
Under Dave's leadership since 1998, the Mission's 127-year history of service to homeless men and needy children and families has
continued at full capacity, and focused service to Hispanics and other immigrants has grown greatly. Additionally, the Mission distributed
over 400,000 bags of groceries and served 150,000 meals to people in need last year.