BBQ Fit for VIPs, but Homeless Men are the Guests!



Contact: Sharell Clifton  
Cell: 240-498-7504

BBQ Fit for VIPs, 
but Homeless Men are the Guests!


Washington, DC—July 22, 2016
—Some of the District’s most talented chefs will lend their skills to serve a mostly forgotten population–homeless men—on Saturday, July  23, 2016, at 6:00 pm in the Gales School shelter’s dining hall. 

Celebrity Chef Rock Harper, Hell’s Kitchen winner and president of RockSolid Creative Food Group, Mitsitam Native Foods Café Executive Chef Jerome Grant, and Capitol Hill Crab Cakes owner Chef Horatio Davis are volunteering to prepare rib-stickin’ BBQ for the evening’s Overnight Guests and Mission program students. 

celebrity chefsL-R: Chef Harper, Chef Grant and Chef Davis 

According to Chef Rock Harper, Hell’s Kitchen winner and president of RockSolid Creative Food Group, “It’s not easy turning your life around. We’re just glad we can show these guys we’re proud of the hard work they’re doing.” As well as donating their time, the chefs also donate prime ingredients to serve 150 diners.
Central Union Mission Executive Director David  Treadwell commented, “We’re blown away by their generosity.  Our guests enjoy a good meal, but they especially appreciate the care and talent that these chefs are sharing.” 

Media are invited to participate in this dinner and interview chefs, Mission staff and homeless guests. Please contact Sharell at 240-498-7504 or for information or to rsvp.

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Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit with its homeless shelter located at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC  20001. In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates rehabilitative and job training programs for men, a clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children and a ministry to families and senior citizens.

Charity Navigator awarded Central Union Mission four out of a possible four stars, which indicates that Central Union MCharity Navigator Four Star Charityission adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.  Charity Navigator is America’s premier independent charity evaluator.



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