Honoring the Capital’s Veterans who are Homeless and Living in Poverty

Central Union Mission



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

Honoring the Capital’s Veterans who are Homeless and Living in Poverty


Washington, DC—November 11, 2022—Central Union Mission is celebrating veterans at its emergency homeless shelter with a special ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. This is in addition to the veterans the Mission serves every day by providing emergency groceries, shelter and rehabilitation support.

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 and ensure that their basic needs are met while supporting them in their journey to rebuild their lives.

“Veterans Day is an opportunity for us to honor men and women who served our country. They sacrificed for us, and now we have the honor and privilege to serve them,” said Central Union Mission President & CEO Joseph Mettimano. “According to the Housing and Urban Development Point-in-Time Count of Homelessness, there are still 33,136 veterans who are experiencing homelessness in America.” The Mission’s whole-person approach works to end homelessness one life at a time.

The Mission could not deliver on its promise to veterans without the support of the community. Dedicated donors support this work, in particular Safeway Foundation, the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, plus hundreds of individual donors. This Veterans Day, the Mission seeks to encourage the veterans who have fallen through the cracks of society to show we have not forgotten them.

Photo and Interview opportunities will be available at this event:

  • Veterans
  • Joseph J. Mettimano, President & CEO, Central Union Mission

Please contact Rev. Deborah Chambers, VP, Development & Partnerships, at 202-534-9965 or dchambers@missiondc.org for any further 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 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, Candid 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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