Turkeys Needed

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Deborah Chambers
Senior Director of Strategic
Partnerships and Community Outreach

Cell: 202-534-9965
dchambers@missiondc.org

Turkeys Needed

Washington, DC— November 7, 2018—Central Union Mission usually distributes 1000 Thanksgiving turkeys to hungry families every November, but this year we’re running 550 turkeys short. Joe Mettimano, Central Union Mission’s executive director, explained, “We have more needy families coming to our Family Ministry Center than ever before.”

Some of the Mission’s faithful turkey donors are overwhelmed with their own needs and are not able to supply as many as in previous years. Central Union Mission purchased 100 turkeys from Price Rite, but still needs more than 500 turkeys to meet its thousand-turkey goal.

It’s a heavy responsibility because many parents rely on Central Union Mission for enough food to feed their families. Great-grandmother Renee said, “We can count on the Mission. Getting food from the Mission was a sure thing, and my children really looked forward to it.” Mettimano responds, “These turkeys are not only to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, but also feed children later in the week. You can help a hungry family by donating a frozen turkey or by making a financial contribution to Central Union Mission.”

Please inform our community that people can contribute uncooked fresh or frozen turkeys to Central Union Mission by November 19 at its homeless shelter at 65 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001, or at its food distribution facility (Family Ministry Center) at 3194B Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, DC 20018.

Family Ministry Center participants are available for interview and photographs by appointment. Families receiving turkeys are available for interviews and photos during the turkey distributions November 19-21 at 10:00AM or at 1:00PM at the Family Ministry Center. Media is invited to attend. RSVP requested. Please contact Deborah Chambers at 202-534-9965 or dchambers@missiondc.org for 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 over 62,000 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.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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