Last Thursday, October 17, Georgetown Ministry Center honored Page Evans for her dedication to GMC and the homeless individuals it serves. What a beautiful night! The rain stayed away, and the temperature was perfect for a garden party at the home of Brooke and Stephane Carnot.
Guests mingled and sipped on delicious wine from Well Oiled Wine and food from http://www.broadbranchmarket.com/ underneath a gorgeous tent (courtesy of Washington Fine Properties). Anyone who was on R Street that night saw flashing lights and secret service men outside the house. Cameras flashed as Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden arrived to praise Page and her parents, who are long-time friends of his.
Georgetown Ministry Center's Executive Director, Gunther Stern, honored Page with the Freddie humanitarian award, named to memorialize a homeless man whose death in a phone booth sparked the founding of Georgetown Ministry Center.
Page thanked her parents as she accepted the award for "for showing in word and deed that you treat everyone with respect and dignity--whether it's the Vice President or a homeless person sleeping on a bench in Montrose Park."
It is this sentiment that Georgetown Ministry Center tries to instill in the community: everybody, no matter how big or small, housed or homeless, is worthy of respect and dignity.
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