Thanksgiving’s a Highlight of the Mission Year



November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving’s a Highlight of the Mission Year


Washington, DC – For Thursday, November 23, 2017 – Central Union Mission is preparing to serve more than 2500 Thanksgiving meals to hungry and homeless people and families in Washington, DC, with the help of over 300 volunteers! Compassionate friends will be helping cook, setting tables, hosting and waiting tables for our two Thanksgiving seatings at 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm, as well as making sandwiches for those on the street and preparing the Mission for Christmas.

In addition to turkey with all the traditional trimmings, Overnight Guests will be served and entertained by community volunteers. Thanksgiving food is purchased or donated by private friends, churches, offices and other groups.

According to Mission Executive Director David Treadwell, “This is really the most important holiday of the year for Central Union Mission. Hospitality is what we do best, and there’s a reason for that: We believe ‘hope begins with a meal.’
Some pumpkin pie might be all it takes to encourage a street person into a place where he can decide to renovate his life.”  We are grateful for all the generous gifts and help that make this event

Media are invited. Please contact Deborah Chambers Deborah Chambers at 202-534-9965 cell or to coordinate interviews with Mission, guests, volunteers and staff.. 

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

Charity Navigator awarded Central Union Mission four out of a possible four stars, which indicates that Central Union Mission adheres to good governance and other bestpractices 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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