Media Coverage

Media coverage of events at the Mission


May 24, 2021
Homeless shelter’s job training program has all the ingredients

Maya Rodriguez | National Correspondent, reporting for all E.W. Scripps
April 29, 2021

Justin Wm. Moyer | Washington Post
March 8, 2021
Push To Increase Vaccine Access – ABC7 Interview at Central Union Mission
Anna Lysa Gayle | ABC7

January 15, 2021
People Experiencing Homelessness Are Being ‘Forced To Adapt’ To Inauguration Security

Mikaela Lefrak | WAMU


December 25, 2020
On a covid Christmas, a new routine for feeding the homeless

Paul Schwartzman | The Washington Post

November 26, 2020
This Thanksgiving, homeless Washingtonians look ahead in an especially hard year

Fenit Nirappil | The Washington Post

November 25, 2020

Long Waits For Covid Tests, Donated Food Mark Start Of Holiday Season NEWSY

November 24, 2020

Turkeys Needed for DC Families | Central Union Mission | ABC 7 News – WJLA

November 24, 2020

Donated Thanksgiving Dinners Distributed at Central Union Mission | Fox 5 DC

November 24, 2020
Pandemic shifts Feast of Sharing into delivery mode

Shen Wu Tan | The Washington Times

June 10, 2020
The Toll That Curfews Have Taken On Homeless Americans

Kira Lerner | The Appeal

May 22, 2020
Central Union Mission’s Family Ministry Center distributing food to those in need because of the impact of the Coronovirus

Natlie Brand | CBS Newspath Washington, DC

May 22, 2020
Capitals center Lars Eller donates walk-through sanitizing machine to homeless shelter

Sharta McBride | WUSA9 Washington, DC

May 22, 2020
Caps Center Lars Eller Donates Sanitizing UV Light to Central Union Mission

Cary Chow | NBC4 Washington, DC

May 19, 2020
D.C. should partner with universities to provide shelter

Tamar Hoffman and Jack Hsia | The Washington Post

April 16, 2020

Joe Mettimano interviewed by Don Kroah

Don Kroah | WAVA 105.1 FM

April 14, 2020
Hotels sit vacant during the pandemic. But some locals don’t want homeless people moving in.

Drea Cornejo, Jonathan Baran | The Washington Post

April 6, 2020
How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak

Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Laura Daily | The Washington Post

April 4, 2020
Central Union Mission’s Update Regarding COVID-19
Joseph Mettimano President & CE0

April 4, 2020
Mission Possible: The Necessity of Face Masks During COVID-19
Rev. Deborah Chambers | Vice President, Development and Partnerships

April 4, 2020
Mission Possible: The Power of Prayer During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Rev. Deborah Chambers | Vice President, Development and Partnerships

April 1, 2020
Coronavirus pandemic creating more challenges for those who are homeless

Maya Rodriguez | Scripps Media, Inc

March 20, 2020
Cities struggle to protect vulnerable homeless populations as coronavirus spreads

Marissa J. Lang, Justin Wm. Moyer and Nitasha Tiku | The Washington Post

March 20, 2020
NBC4 News at 6
Joseph Mettimanio President & CEO | Central Union Mission

March 18, 2020
Maryland, Virginia see jump in coronavirus cases

Rick Massimo | WTOP

March 15, 2020
For the homeless, temperature checks and bag lunches

Tara Bahrampour | The Washington Post

March 14, 2020
DC service organizations to stay open amid coronavirus-related closures

AVI BAJPAI, BEN COOPER | Street Sense Media


December 29, 2019
DMV Spotlight – Interview with Joseph Mettimano, President/CEO

Dec 3, 2019 | Joe Mettimano & Central Union Mission CDP Spotlight

Thanksgiving 2019 | Central Union Mission | Washington, DC from Coca-Cola Consolidated.

November 27, 2019
‘I’ve never seen a dip like this’: After tax code change, food banks and charities in DC area face steep drop in donations
Washington Post | Washington, DC

September 27, 2019
How This Christian Organization Is Fighting Homelessness in Washington: ‘We Are Saying, I See You’
Amber Strong | CBN News

September 23, 2019

The HeART and Sole of Service – Chef Rock Harper, a former chef at Central Union Mission and the winner of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen, breaks down what it really means to serve. We also get a sneak peak into Central Union Mission, DC ‘s HeART and Sole, an event raising 1 million meals for DC’s homeless.
Amber Strong | CBN News

September 13, 2019
‘The best food event in DC’ is back — and for a good cause
WTOP | Washington DC

February 6, 2019
The WTOP Charity of the Month is Central Union Mission
WTOP | Washington DC

January 11, 2019
‘Breadcoin’ is a new currency in DC for people in need
Washington Post | Washington DC


October 29, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interviewed about the Missions K2 efforts on ABC7 news at 5

ABC7 News | Washington, DC

September 24, 2018
Advanced Advocacy September Suit Drive with Joseph Mettimano and Deborah Chambers

Advanced Advocacy | Washington, DC

September 21, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interview on Don Kroah radio show

Don Kroah Show, WAVA-FM | Washington, DC

September 20, 2018
Joseph Mettimano and David Treadwell honored with the Making DC History Award at the Newseum

On September 20, the Historical Society honored four history makers with its Making DC History Awards. From left: Joseph Mettimano and David Treadwell (Central Union Mission), Charlene Drew Jarvis (Drew Jarvis Family), John “Chip” Akridge (Akridge), and Drew Mucci (HITT Contracting, Inc.)

Historical Society of Washington, DC

August 22, 2018
Kidd O’Shea kicks off The Community Breakfast and Health Fair at Central Union Mission
sponsored by The Congressional Black Caucus


Kidd Around Town, Good Morning Washington, ABC7 | Washington, DC

August 22, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interview on Breakaway with Kevin Krueger


Breakaway w/Kevin Kruger WGTS | Washington, DC

August 14, 2018
Food tokens are the newest way to help the hungry
Meredith Roaten | Street Sense Media

August 6, 2018
Joe takes action on his first day on the job.
NBC4 News | Washington DC

April 20, 2018
Government closes camp across the street from homeless services nonprofit
StreetSenseMedia | Washington, DC

April 11, 2018
Lend a helping hand at the Family Ministry Center
Good Morning Washington – ABC7 | Washington DC

April 10, 2018
REVELATIONS TV highlights Central Union Mission with David Treadwell
Revelations TV | Lake Worth, FL

March 12, 2018
In DC, barbers give homeless men makeovers
The Washington Post | Washington, DC

March 8, 2018
Crowded Shelters And The Vicious Flu Brew Perfect Storm For The Homeless
The Washington Post | Washington, DC

March 7, 2018
Crowded Shelters And The Vicious Flu Brew Perfect Storm For The Homeless
Kaiser Health News | Carmen Heredia Rodriguez

February 18, 2018
Mission Muffins: What Are They and How Are They Shaping the World?
The Christian Post | Washington, DC

February 09, 2018

How Mission Muffins Is Empowering the Poor to Flourish
Institute For Faith, Work & Economics | McLean, VA

January 29, 2018
Your Voice, Your Future Armstrong Williams Show – “Forgotten Poor”
Armstrong Williams Show – ABC7 | Washington DC

January 05, 2018
Central Union Mission: Helping combat hypothermia for the homeless
Good Morning Washington – ABC7 | Washington DC

January 01, 2018
City leaders develop plan to reduce homelessness in DC
ABC7 | Washington DC


November 30, 2017
Mount Vernon Triangle gets ringing endorsements from the people who live there
Washington Post | Washington DC

November 23, 2017
National Geographic | Catherine Zuckerman

November 10, 2017
DC Homeless Veteran Hopes to Find Home Before Thanksgiving
NBC 4 | Washington DC

November 10, 2017
200+ homeless veterans need housing opportunities in DC
WUSA9 | Washington DC

November 3, 2017
Runners head from Virginia Beach to the White House on Nov. 12, taking on homelessness
The Virginian-Pilot | Norfolk VA

October 23, 2017
Catherine Zuckerman | National Geographic

October 20, 2017
HeArt & Sole Event Fights Hunger in the DC Area
NBC4| Washington, DC

October, 2017
8 Iconic Signs You’ll Recognize If You’re a Real Washingtonian
Washingtonian Magazine | Washington DC

August 6, 2017
The panhandler’s lament: In an increasingly cashless world, fewer have a dime to spare
The Washington Post | Washington, DC

July 12, 2017
Help Needed: Charities Look for Summer Volunteers
NBC4 | Washington DC

April 6, 2017
Rock Harper Joins Central Union Mission
Eater | Washington DC

January 25, 2017

WGTS 91.9 | Washington DC


December 16, 2016
Local DC Charity Organizes Operation Christmas Miracle

ABC News’ Kenneth Moton meets the volunteers at Central Union Mission who are making sure children in need are getting gifts this holiday season.
Kenneth Morton ABC7 | Washington DC

December 16, 2016
Central Union Mission offers holiday meals, but also haircuts and manicures

December 6, 2016
WGTS & Central Union Mission – Fundraiser 2016

WGTS 91.9 | Washington DC

November 29, 2016
Thousands enjoy holiday meal at capital mission
By The Associated Press | Posted Nov 24th, 2016 @ 11:50am by

November 24, 2016
His last Thanksgiving meal was bologna in jail. Now he’s piecing his life together.
Washington Post | Washington DC

October 31, 2016
Here are a few of the best ways to help the homeless
By David Treadwell for the Washington Examiner

October 19, 2016
Socks, chips and checkups: Homeless receive ‘smorgasbord’ of goods and services
Washington Post | Washington DC

October 18, 2016
Community Groups to Hold Resource Fair for DC’s Homeless
City Paper | Washington DC

June 15, 2016
Guided from one ‘mission’ to another
The Washington Times | Washington DC


December, 2015
Sunni And The City: HeArt & Sole Charity Event

InMotion Concepts | Washington DC

November 25, 2015
It’s a Lonely Time: What This Formerly Homeless Man Does for the Homeless on Thanksgiving

The Daily Signal | Washington DC

November 21, 2015
Last Night’s Lawyers With Guitars

Bisnow DC| Washington DC

July 11, 2015
With singing and snowcones, DC shelter hosts summer fun

The Washington Post | Washington DC

January 10, 2015
As temperatures drop, a push to get more homeless indoors

WTOP | Washington DC

January 08, 2015
National Symphony Orchestra charms Central Union Mission with low brass

The Washington Post | Washington DC

May 11, 2015
Central Union Mission Restoration & Transformation Program Graduation

Double R Productions | Washington DC


November 27, 2014
As temperatures drop, a push to get more homeless indoors

WTOP | Washington DC

Nov 19, 2014
Celebrating 130 years of feeding the hungry, hurting and homeless

News Channel 8 – “Let’s Talk Live” | Washington DC

October 24, 2014
Central Union Mission’s relocates to Massachusetts Ave, NW

The Washington Post | Washington DC

June 10, 2014
New Life at Central Mission

Street Sense Media | Washington DC

April 10, 2014
Central Union Mission 65 Mass Ave Building Dedication

Central Union Mission | Washington DC


November 28, 2013
Central Union Mission: Homeless talk about life at mission

WJLA TV | Washington DC

November 18, 2013
Central Union Mission receives $10,000 worth of food from Walmart

By Kathy Park, WJLA.COM

November 12, 2013
Central Union Mission moves into historic Gales School downtown

By Mike Conneen, WJLA News Channel 8

November 05, 2013
A New Location, Same Important Work

By Charnice A. Milton – Capital Community News

March 26, 2013
PepsiCo And Feed The Children Bring Help And Hope To Washington, D.C. Children In Need

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

February 14, 2013
Upward D.C. homeless trend continues

by Nick Iannelli,


November 16, 2012
Central Union Mission Returns To Downtown D.C.

By: Rebecca Sheir | WAMU 88.5

May 15, 2012
DC’s Real Estate Boom Leaves Many Behind

By Tom Sherwood | NBC4 Washington


November 26, 2011
Once needing help, Payne now helps others

By Rod Lamkey Jr. and Andrew Geraci | The Washington Times


December 21, 2010
Once needing help, Payne now helps others

by Steven Pearlstein, Business Columnist, Washington Post


September, 2009
IBC – Your Faith in Action Compassion Project

Immanuel Bible Church | Springfield VA


December 1, 2008
David Tredwell on CSPAN – Local Perspective on the Poor of Washington DC

CSPAN | Washington DC



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