Media Coverage

Media coverage of events at the Mission


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 D.C.’ 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 D.C. 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 D.C. History Award at the Newseum

On September 20, the Historical Society honored four history makers with its Making D.C. 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 D.C., 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 D.C.
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 D.C.’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, D.C. 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


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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