Serving Up Meals and Smiles

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – Friendship Place is a leader in Washington, DC, in developing solutions to homelessness that have demonstrable results and a lasting impact.  Today, WHUR’s Taylor Thomas joined Friendship Place in helping to serve a warm hearty meal to dozens of individuals at the Saint Luke’s Mission Center.  It was all part of Friendship Place’s annual program called “Feast With Friends.”

The program is designed to empower people experiencing or at risk of homelessness to attain stable housing and to rebuild their lives. “We envision a day when the DC community and our nation will have a place for every person to call home”, said Jean Michel Giraud, President and CEO of Friendship Place.

Friendship Place has helped to lead the charge in DC to end homelessness. It’s now on a mission to raise one-million dollars. Amazon will match the one-million dollars of donations made by December 31st.

The Feast with Friends program has enjoyed big support. President Obama and the First Family served meals to needy families at Saint Luke’s back in 2015 during the Thanksgiving holiday season.

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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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