Community Unites to Warm Up D.C.

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Volunteers will distribute food boxes, winter clothing and 1,000 coats during Warm Up D.C. on November 12 at Randall Memorial United Methodist Church. The free items are available to anyone in need of help gathering supplies for the upcoming winter weather.

Volunteers prepare to distribute coats at Randall Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.

Volunteers prepare to distribute coats at Randall Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.

We hope that this effort will relieve the burden of poverty and bring the gift of happiness and warmth to people in need.

Winter clothing, food boxes and 1,000 coats will Warm Up D.C. on November 12. Sponsored by Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, Warm Up D.C. welcomes anyone in need of help gathering supplies for the upcoming winter weather. Volunteers will be distributing the free items from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the church, located at 1002 46th Street NE.

“We hope that this effort will relieve the burden of poverty and bring the gift of happiness and warmth to people in need,” said Steven Hill, Warm Up D.C. chairperson.

Event details and volunteer registration are available online at WarmUpDC.org. Community volunteers are needed and do not have to be affiliated with The United Methodist Church – or any church – to participate.

On November 11, volunteers will be sorting food, clothing and coats. During the event on November 12, volunteer tasks include:

  • Sorting last minute donations
  • Greeting guests
  • Serving as personal shoppers
  • Distributing food and clothing
  • Setting up and cleaning up the event space

Anyone wishing to donate coats for the event can drop them off at Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. All sizes and types are needed for infants, children and adults.

Warm Up D.C. is funded in part by an event grant from United Methodist Communications’ Rethink Church initiative as a way to help local United Methodist churches in their efforts to join with their communities to make a difference in the world.

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About United Methodist Communications
As the communications agency for The United Methodist Church, United Methodist Communications seeks to increase awareness and visibility of the denomination in communities and nations around the globe. The Rethink Church initiative highlights the many opportunities available within United Methodist churches to engage with the world – from literacy programs to feeding the poor. At RethinkChurch.org, visitors may interact, learn more about the church, and search for involvement opportunities.

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