Central Union Mission Celebrates 140 Years of Serving the Poor and Homeless

Contact: Joshua Kinney
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 484-557-1601
Central Union Mission Celebrates 140 Years
of Serving the Poor and Homeless
Washington, DC — April 10, 2024 Central Union Mission, the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC, is poised to celebrate a monumental milestone – 140 years of transforming lives and building futures. On Thursday, April 11, a special gala event will be held at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA, to commemorate this historic occasion.
“What humbly began in 1884 with a union of churches coming together under the banner of Christ has today grown into a world-class organization providing immediate care, long-term change, and the opportunity to build a future,” said Mission President & CEO, Joe Mettimano. 
The gala evening promises to be a reflection on the Mission’s remarkable journey, honoring its past, present, and future, to the glory of God. Attendees will be treated to highlights of transformational ministry and will have the opportunity to remember those whose contributions have been instrumental in supporting the needs of the city’s homeless and hurting individuals. An important announcement will be made about the Mission’s future
The Mission has been a critical care provider to the poor in Washington, DC, for 140 years and during that time has become one of the most effective, respected, and beloved charities in the region. The organization is 100 percent privately funded, supported by a wide array of individuals, corporations, foundations, and churches.
All net proceeds from the event will directly support the Mission’s vital work in aiding individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty through spiritual care, meals, emergency relief, and essential wraparound services such as job training/placement, education, help with addictions, medical care, English language classes, and more.
Advance tickets are required for attendance. For those interested in exploring sponsorship opportunities, please contact Megan Schmoll, Vice President of Development, at mschmoll@missiondc.org or (202)827-3078. For more information, visit: missiondc.org/140gala.
Members of the news media are invited to cover this significant event. RSVP is requested. For further information, please reach out to Joshua Kinney, Director of Marketing & Communications, at jkinney@missiondc.org or (484)557-1601
About Central Union Mission:
Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. Beyond its emergency shelter, which provides over 60,000 bed-nights annually, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, offers benefits for veterans, assists individuals in overcoming addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center serving over 5,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and provides Christian ministry to families and senior citizens. Central Union Mission holds a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, has been awarded a Platinum Seal by Candid for financial transparency, and has been recognized with a Top-Rated award by GreatNonProfits
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