Homeless Folks Like Football, Too – Mission Plans “Souper Bowl” Party



Contact: Deborah Chambers
VP, Development and Partnerships
Cell: 202-534-9965

Homeless Folks Like Football, Too
Mission Plans “Souper Bowl” Party

Washington, DC—February 1, 2019—People experiencing homelessness will be enjoying the big game on Sunday at Central Union Mission thanks to the help of generous donors and volunteers. Super Bowl LIII and pre-game entertainment will be shown on TV screens in the Mission’s dining hall and day rooms starting at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 3.

The best part of the Super Bowl for many—the snacks—will continue all day long, thanks to Allison McGill, founder of Lazarus, who is providing game day necessities like soup, wings and hot dogs, as well as Lazarus server volunteers. Thanks also to Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated for donating 63 cases of assorted beverages for our guests’ refreshment.

According to Mission President and CEO Joe Mettimano, “The Mission likes celebrating the Super Bowl because we think it contributes a bit of normalcy for our guests experiencing homelessness. Providing dignity and camaraderie helps give them confidence they need to start transforming their lives through the Mission’s education and employment programs.

News media are invited to attend. RSVP requested. Please contact Deborah Chambers at 202-534-9965 or dchambers@missiondc.org for the schedule and other information.

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 almost 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4000 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 as a three start 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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