Volunteer at Camp Bennett

All Volunteers, please read: Important Message about COVID-19 VIRUS

 

Central Union Mission is sensitive to and carefully monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our region. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our partners, staff, volunteers and the communities we serve.

At this time, Central Union Mission is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health agencies and will make all necessary and timely changes based on their updated information.

To that end, we are cancelling all Central Union Mission organized in-person volunteer events through April 6 and will assess the next steps for volunteer events beyond April 6. This cancellation will cover all volunteer activity at our:

  • Men’s Emergency Shelter, 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Family Ministry Center, 3194B Bladensburg Rd., NE, Washington, DC 20018
  • Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center, 20501 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833,

We remain open and are serving neighbors experiencing homelessness and low-income citizens in the Washington Metropolitan area while maintaining strict protocols to protect folks from Covid-19 and other illnesses, such as the standard flu.

We continue to provide overnight shelter, meals, groceries for families and a variety of other services.

Please keep us in your prayers, and ask the Lord to help us do the great work He has given us to do while protecting us from this virus.

If you would like to contribute to our efforts, please make a tax-deductible cash contribution here.

If you would like to donate helpful supplies such as hand sanitizer, isopropyl alcohol, Clorox wipes, Lysol, boxes of tissues or N95 masks, please drop them off at 65 Massachusetts Ave, NW.  For drop-off information, click here

We are being diligent while also remaining calm. We have full faith and hope in God for the outcome of this situation.

Contact Marc O’Brien at mobrien@missiondc.org if you have any questions or require additional information.

We appreciate your continued support for our work at Central Union Mission!


Located at 20501 Georgia Ave. Brookeville, MD 20833, Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center is in an idyllic setting just outside Washington, DC.

You or your business, school, church or community group can help us get us ready for camp season 2020 with cleaning, landscaping and repair jobs like these:

  • Weed and clean out the playground in order to get mulch installed.
  • Install mulch in the playground.
  • Clean the kitchen and prepare it for the summer.
  • Pressure wash the Lodge.
  • Clean up the mulch around the Lodge and pull away from building.
  • Paint touch up on the Lodge.
  • Clean out the Shop.
  • Clean out the storage rooms behind the kitchen.
  • Repair Fence around the front of the Lodge.
  • Repair pot holes in side-road to the camp.
  • Repair duct work that is leaking in the lodge.

We look forward to seeing you at Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center, for more information contact Michael Tate, mtate@missiondc.org.

April 18 – 19, 2020
Volunteer Weekend at Camp Bennett.

We will have all supplies on hand for the various projects to be done for the weekend! Here’s the tentative schedule:

Saturday, April 18th

  • 7:00 am to 8:30 am — Check in and Social time. Donuts and Coffee will be provided.
  • 8:30 am to 9:00 am — Work teams divided and job descriptions handed out.
  • 9:00 am —Begin working as teams are assigned and projects are handed out.
  • 11:30 am — Lunch for the volunteers.
  • 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm — Finish the work day.
  • 5:00 pm — Dinner for volunteers working Sunday.
  • 6:00 pm — Camp fire on the lawn and SMORES.

Sunday, April 19th

  • 7:30 am to 8:30 am — Check in and Social time.  Doughnuts and coffee provided.
  • 8:30 am to 1130 am —Work teams will continue on their projects.
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm — Lunch — cold cuts and chips.
  • 1230 pm to 3:30 pm — Finish the day with appreciation!

We look forward to seeing you at Camp Bennett Christian Ministry Center, for more information contact Michael Tate, mtate@missiondc.org.

 

 

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