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Spotlight: Georgetown Ministry Center

The Georgetown Ministry Center serves D.C.'s homeless.

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Mission: Georgetown Ministry Center operates a winter shelter that offers a safe haven for withdrawn and vulnerable homeless neighbors, according to its website.

"GMC's unique presence in Georgetown makes us an essential part of the 'net' of services cast to the city’s homeless population," the website says.

Contact information: Phone - 202-338-8301; E-mail - info@gmcgt.org; 1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007.

Financials: According to the organization's 2010 tax filing, Georgetown Ministry Center raised about $469,000. It spent about that much in 2010 as well.

History: From the GMC website: An elderly homeless man named Freddy died of exposure on a Georgetown street in 1984. His death moved Georgetowners to search for an appropriate response, then in 1987, the Georgetown Clergy Association and Georgetown University founded the Georgetown Ministry Center and began raising money.

How can you help: Donations are welcome and available via the website.

hmj December 28, 2011 at 09:58 PM
A great organization. However, the numbers will grow as Hillary Clinton relocates more impoverished people to the United States ---- from around the world.
deborah george May 31, 2012 at 06:21 PM
a great organization and a fun event....this group is well managed and operated...funds really do go toward serving the homeless population...little is used for administrative costs...

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