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Central Union Mission To Host “Everyman’s Birthday Party”
February 12, 2014





Contact: Pastor James Lewis

202-438-1191 (cell)

Central Union Mission To Host “Everyman’s Birthday Party”

Washington, DC (February 12, 2014)—Central Union Mission will host our eighth annual “Everyman’s Birthday Party” at our new location at the historic Gales School, 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, on Thursday, February 13, at 6:00 pm. With the expected snowstorm, our party will only get bigger.

“No one’s birthday should be forgotten,” said David Treadwell, executive director. “When you are homeless, every day is just like another. That’s why we have our special birthday celebration—good for the body and the soul.”

Homeless men are invited to sit at tables decorated for the month of their birth and eat a full dinner complete with birthday cake. The men also receive birthday gift bags filled with practical items like toiletries and undergarments.

We are anticipating more guests than usual because of the forecasted dangerous weather. We’ll be preparing more food and birthday gifts since our shelter doesn’t close in bad weather. Instead, we rally to accommodate even more homeless men.

Since moving from our old location at 1350 R St., NW, in November 2103, the Mission has been able to serve even more homeless men and provide resources for women, families, children and seniors. When complete, our new facility will include medical, dental and legal services for needy people in Washington, DC.


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