Compassionate Hearts Warm Homeless Community





Contact: Deborah Chambers
Senior Director of Strategic
Partnerships and Community Outreach

Cell: 202-534-9965

Compassionate Hearts Warm
Homeless Community


Washington, DC—September 12, 2018—67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela, a South African organization with membership in the DC area that coordinates the creating and distribution of blankets, has selected Central Union Mission as one of its beneficiaries this fall. At a ceremony at the Mission men’s shelter on September 12, local 67 Blankets representatives will be presenting hand-knitted and –crocheted blankets made from donated wool by talented volunteers.

67 Blankets shows its commitment to helping our neighbors experiencing homelessness by providing the dignity and comfort of a warm blanket. According to Mission Executive Director Joe Mettimano, “We’re grateful for the care these blankets represent and for the generous people who made them.”

Media are invited to attend the ceremony at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, starting at 11:30 am.

About Central Union Mission:

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 food, clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children and a ministry to families and senior citizens.

GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a 2018 Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a 2018 Top-Rated award.

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