Washington, DC—March 31—Central Union Mission is delighted to receive a $15,000 grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s (DVNF) Capacity Building Grants initiative. Through, “No One Left Behind: Serving Homeless and Low-Income Veterans,” the Mission will help 50 veterans who are experiencing hunger, homelessness and/or unemployment. We will also provide emergency support, rehabilitative services, long-term job training, and employment placement to help veterans in our care realize their potential.
“We gratefully acknowledge veterans’ contribution to our nation and stand by the adage “no man left behind,” as we honor the dignity of each person we help, ensure that their basic needs are met and support them in their journey to rebuild their lives,” said Central Union Mission President & CEO Joseph Mettimano.
We are honored by the relationship we have with DVNF. For the past several years, they have provided job counseling and a brand-new suit to shelter residents who attend their resource fair for veterans. In May of 2020, DVNF CEO Joe VanFonda led virtual workshops for Central Union Mission on Grief, Loss and Suicide Prevention. DVNF has also distributed Comfort Kits to veterans who attended the Mission’s Veterans Day celebrations.
Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “We are proud to support Central Union Mission. We would like to congratulate and thank them for their commitment to assisting the men and women who served in defense of our country.”
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. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides more than 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development programs for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4,000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. Charity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission a three-star charity, GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.
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