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PRESS RELEASE - Thanksgiving Day Busy for Central Union Mission
November 25, 2014

Contact: Deborah Chambers
202-745-7118, ext. 227
Cell: 202-534-9965

Thanksgiving Day Busy for Central Union Mission
Two Meal Seatings and “Stuff the Truck” Event


Washington, DC—November 25, 2014—On our national day of gratitude and remembrance, Central Union Mission’s services expand to provide two holiday meals for homeless men and others in our community at 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm. Volunteers are poised to serve donated turkey with all the trimmings to an expected 350 people. 

New this year, we are sponsoring a community service event called “Stuff the Truck.” We invite our friends and neighbors to bring donated food to the Mission on Thanksgiving to fill our truck with food for the winter. This is a good activity for school, office and church groups whose photos will be posted on the Mission’s Facebook page. 

Stuff the Truck event

According to Mission Executive Director David Treadwell, “Thanksgiving is especially important because it embodies the hospitality and warmth that Central Union Mission strives to show our guests every day. We’ve been blessed with enough volunteers to help serve the meals, make brown bag lunches and decorate for Christmas, but since even more want to be involved, we created the “Stuff the Truck” event. Many helping hands are needed for our community to survive the winter.”

“Stuff the Truck” will take place in the Mission’s parking lot at 65 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on November 27, 2014. Participants can rsvp for their families and groups and find a list of suggested donations at

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Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit. In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates a rehabilitation program for men with life-controlling issues, 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. For additional information, contact Deborah Chambers, director of strategic partnerships and community engagement, at 202-745-7118, ext. 227, or visit