Press Releases

For further information about any of Central Union Mission press releases, please contact Deborah Chambers, director of strategic partnerships and community engagement, 202-745-7118 ext. 227.

Central Union Mission Celebrates King Legacy with Sandwiches and Service
January 20, 2014





Contact: Min. Deborah Chambers


Central Union Mission Celebrates King Legacy 
with Sandwiches and Service

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Mission provides food and commemorative program for homeless neighbors
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WHAT: Activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory include a sandwich-making project with dozens of volunteers from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and a special worship service at 11:00 am for shelter residents and the community, with the Rev. Jeffery Johnson, pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (Fairfax, VA) speaking. Sandwiches will be offered to homeless people on the street. 
WHEN: January 20, 2014, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
WHERE: Central Union Mission
65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Since Dr. King is a role model for those committed to equality and justice, Central Union Mission honors his memory by dignifying those in our homeless community with a worship service and fresh, hand-made sandwiches.

Central Union Mission also shows respect for needy people by providing a state-of-the-art shelter at the historic Gales School. Our newly renovated facility is funded by private donors and provides clean, safe and polite accommodations for nearly 100 men every night.

Founded in 1884, Central Union Mission is the oldest social service ministry in Washington, DC. It is a private, faith-based organization dedicated to serving needy men, women and children.


  • Homeless men from the Washington, DC, area.
  • Volunteers preparing sandwiches
  • Worship service memorializing Dr. King
  • Rev. Jeffery Johnson, speaker and pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church (Fairfax, VA)
  • David Treadwell, executive director, Central Union Mission


About Central Union Mission. Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit. In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates an 18-month rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, a food, clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children, and a ministry center for the Hispanic and immigrant community. Learn more at