Generous Local Stars “Show Some Love” To DC’s Homeless Neighbors

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 6, 2016

Contact: Deborah Chambers

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Outreach

Cell: 202-534-9965

dchambers@missiondc.org

Generous Local Stars
“Show Some Love”
To DC’s Homeless Neighbors

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The Warriors Movement logo

Washington, DC—On Friday, December 16, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Central Union Mission will host its second annual Show Some Love event. Volunteers from The Warrior Movement will prepare, host and serve a holiday meal for our Overnight Guests with their “Everybody Eatz” pop-up café.

Chef Tony Beverly, Taste of The DMV owner and chef at National Harbor’s Granite City, and Chef Karen Delos Reyes of the Gaylord at National Harbor are volunteering with their teams to prepare a three-entree menu from which the men may choose.

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The evening’s entertainment will be provided by LeDroit Chamber Players, a volunteer group of elite orchestra musicians, and by WHUR. We are also excited to announce a special appearance by media legend Mr. Donnie Simpson.

According to Erin Dorsey, CEO of The Warriors Movement, “Having lived in the DC area my whole life and seeing the constant struggle that so many men and women face in the homeless community, I believe serving this meal is the least that we can do. We assemble good people who are just looking to do something for someone other than themselves and really give back to some men who are turning their lives around for the better. It’s important that they know
that their community cares. And it’s important that we show them that we care.”

Walmart logo

Starting at 1:00 pm, shelter guests will be treated to free haircuts donated by volunteer stylists and fresh clothing from the Mission’s Haberdashery so they can enjoy their party in style. Many thanks to Walmart for its generous sponsorship.

Media is invited to attend. RSVP requested.

Please contact Deborah Chambers at 202-534-9965 cell or dchambers@missiondc.org to coordinate interviews or receive media entrance.

 

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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. www.missiondc.org.

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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