Scott Blasey to Perform at Sweet Sunday
City Mission will be hosting a live, virtual event on Sunday, February 28th as part of their 27th annual Sweet Sunday dessert festival and their very first ever Sweet Sunday at Home, where the sweets are delivered to your door. Headlining the entertainment for this year's event will be none other than Scott Blasey of The Clarks.
Scott Blasey is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Pittsburgh-based rock band the Clarks. Over their 34-year career the Clarks have performed all over the country, sold more than a million albums, toured with Steely Dan and John Mayer, and performed live on the Late Show with David Letterman, and the 2009 NHL WinterClassic. Their music has been featured in movies and television shows, including the 2015 season premiere of the Simpsons. In addition to his success with the band, Scott has found an audience as a solo artist. He’s released three solo albums and opened for rock icons Neil Young, and the Beach Boys. In 2004, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Service from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and just recently was inducted into the Connellsville Area High School Hall of Fame. Most importantly, Scott and his wife Denise are the proud parents of Sofia, Ava, and Gracelyn.
The Blasey family has been supporting the City Mission for the last several years. Denise is originally from Washington, PA, and feels strongly about giving back to her community. Denise and Scott, like many others, have been impressed by the City Mission’s dedication to helping adults and families in need. They regularly perform at the City Mission on Thanksgiving, singing songs and helping to serve the residents. Scott and the kids also perform at SweetSunday every February. They’ve seen firsthand the difference the City Mission makes in the community, and are proud to give their time and energy to further their goals.
Fifth Annual Run for Homeless Veterans Goes Virtual
For the fifth consecutive year, Northwood Charitable Foundation is hosting the Mission Possible 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, benefiting City Mission’s Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House. Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of all participants, volunteers, and staff, the event will be held virtually this year. Runners can register at www.missionpossiblerun.org between now and August 8. Then, they simply map out their own 5K or 1-mile route anywhere they want and run any time between August 1-15. Runners are asked to wear red, white, and blue and post photos on social media, tagging City Mission and using #missionpossiblerun. All proceeds from the race, with Northwood Charitable Foundation matching up to $10,000, support life-transformation for the 22 veterans who live at City Mission’s Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House. The house opened in 2018 to provide services and programs targeted specifically to meet the unique needs of homeless veterans. "In this trying and troubling time, we know two things,” said Jeff McCartney, a local realtor and member of City Mission’s Board of Directors who has chaired the Mission Possible event for the past five years. “One is that the homeless Veterans need our help more than ever. And second and most importantly, we know through spirit and truth that all things are possible in Christ Jesus. He is our rock and our Redeemer." Many of the residents of the Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House suffered a great deal before arriving at City Mission, but after entering the veterans’ program, many have been able to restore their hope and confidence. “City Mission gave me a sense of self-worth and put me back in touch with the Lord,” said Tim, an Air Force Veteran who came to City Mission after breaking his hip. “At the Crabtree House, we have confidence and self-respect. We’re all brother veterans, all working together for the betterment of all. I’m grateful to be able to have a sense of pride in something. And we take pride in that house.”The US Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that over 40,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States, and according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are 50% more likely to be homeless than other Americans. “The Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House is a critical component to the healing process for our veteran population,” said Dean Gartland, President/CEO of City Mission. “Having our veterans living together and supporting one another is the best way for veterans to obtain lasting results.” Register at www.missionpossiblerun.org between now and August 8 to help homeless veterans.About City Mission: For over 75 years, City Mission has sheltered, healed, and restored the homeless to independent living—without discrimination. City Mission’s comprehensive program addresses both short-term needs like food and shelter, and long-term needs, including drug and alcohol counseling, mental health and medical treatment, legal aid, and employment training. City Mission’s goal is to help each man, woman, mother with children, or veteran who walks through our doors to become a healthy, productive member of society. With your help, we can help our residents renew their lives.
3rd Annual Golf Outing
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about golf…more specifically, the 3rd Annual City Mission Golf Outing on August 24, 2020! Please join us for this highly visible event at the beautiful Southpointe Golf Club, where you’ll enjoy the challenge of an exceptional golf course and the chance to learn
Scott Blasey of the Clarks Facebook Live Concert
“Now more than ever we need music in our lives,” says Scott Blasey of the Clarks. Join Scott as he performs live from the basement of his home to benefit City Mission’s Life-Changing Programs on Saturday, April 25 and May 2nd from 8 – 9:30 pm.
Up and Running
And both Matt and Wayne have decided to do the virtual race through www.pittsburghmarathon.com, which allows them to run the marathon on their own and record their results on the website. They have also decided to use the opportunity to help raise support for the life-changing programs at City Mission. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, City Mission has had to close their Thrift Stores for retail shopping. This is losing them approximately a third of the income they rely on to support their programming. City Mission and the men, women, children and veterans who rely on the Mission – people just like Matt – need your help now more than ever.
26th Annual Sweet Sunday Auction Basket Winners!
Here are the Winning Ticket Numbers! Basket can be picked up at City Mission after February 28, 2020. Call 724-222-8530 to arrange your Basket Pick up time. Winners MUST present winning Ticket Stub to claim prize. Baskets not picked up before March 28 become the property of City Mission for future fundraising.
26th Annual Sweet Sunday Dessert Festival
City Mission is more than a homeless shelter. Our comprehensive program addresses both short-term needs like food and shelter, as well as long-term needs, including drug and alcohol counseling, mental health treatment, medical care, legal aid, and employment training.
11th Annual Celebrate Success
Thursday, October 10, 2019City Mission Dining Room. 84 W. Wheeling St., Washington, PA 15301. Doors open at 6pm.
Fundraiser at The Fairmont Pittsburgh
No sooner had we cancelled our Escape to Havana Fall Gala due to funding shortages than a generous, anonymous donor GIFTED us with a complete, elegant dinner package at The Fairmont Pittsburgh! We are honoring the donors request by holding this fundraiser in hopes of raising $50,000.00 to benefit our Life- hanging Programs! There is no cost. Please attend on Saturday, August 24 and bring your friends.
Escape to Havana Fall Gala
City Mission is cancelling the “Escape to Havana” Gala this year due to critical summer budget shortages. We have been quite transparent about our need for urgent funding over the past few months, and feel a Gala at this time involves considerable upfront expense that we can’t currently justify. Hopefully, we can try an event like this in the future.
Hits for the Homeless
Join the community on Tuesday, August 6th when the Washington Wild Things and Range Resources partner to support City Mission of Washington, PA. 100% of the net proceeds will go directly to City Mission. It’s that easy…purchase your tickets and come to the game ready to have a good time! Tuesday, August 6 @2:55 pm
New City Mission Thrift Store to Benefit Area's Homeless
On Monday, May 20 City Mission will celebrate the Grand Opening of its Thrift Store in Belle Vernon, PA. The store opening ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. with prayer, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, benediction and an invitation to shop the new store. There will be a store-wide sale with 25% off on purchases as shoppers
Macy's Bag Hunger Campaign Helps City Mission
You can make CHANGE while shopping at Macy’s at South Hill Village from March 15-31. Customers can donate to Million Meals in March by rounding up your purchase (up to $.99) to the next dollar and give that change to City Mission in Washington, PA. This program, “Make Good Cents,” is part of Macy’s Bag Hunger campaign, which is now in its 22nd year helping to reduce hunger in local communities. Hunger affects 41 million Americans.