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Washington, PA 15301
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.
We have completely redesigned our website with you in mind - streamlining menus, simplifying navigation, and building a responsive layout across all platforms and browsers. We have also improved the structure and are increasing the volume of City Mission’s content.
Per the state’s regulations and our medical partners’ guidance, City Mission is updating its Coronavirus mitigation plans to reflect the “green phase”. All of our actions during this crisis are designed to keep everyone safe and will continue to follow safety measures like face masks and social distancing. City Mission leadership and blessings from God have kept our campus and residents Coronavirus-free up to this point.
City Mission thanks everyone for their support during these trying times. We are hopeful as Washington county shifts to the “yellow” phase of virus mitigation. We have updated our precautionary measures in accordance with the yellow phase and with the guidance from our medical professional community.
On Saturday, April 25, Scott Blasey, lead singer of local rock band, The Clarks, will be performing a Facebook Live concert to benefit City Mission. The live session will begin at 8pm on The Clarks Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theclarks. Blasey has been performing and recording live sessions from his basement for several weeks, with proceeds going to support local nonprofits. The live sessions attract thousands of viewers from all over the country.
The leadership team at City Mission meets daily to discuss the latest news in this ever-changing situation, but every passing day creates new questions, and answers are often difficult to come by. And every local non-profit and human service charity is certainly having a similar experience, with mounting questions and few answers.
City Mission is partnering with the Washington County Community Foundation and other generous donors to provide pre-packed, emergency food bags to those in need during these difficult times. City Mission Thrift Stores and other local sites will act as distribution centers, or “Pop-up Pantries,” to help reach those impacted by this crisis in Washington and the surrounding communities.
City Mission is taking precautions to protect our vulnerable population of residents and to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. This has been a very difficult decision, and we have consulted with Centerville Clinics, the Washington Hospital, and the County Health Department before taking the below actions. “We’ve been working on a plan for weeks,” said Brian Johansson, City Mission’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are being proactive and cautious.”
“Everyone should come to City Mission’s Sweet Sunday Dessert Festival, because it’s a wonderful, fun, exciting event, and something is happening every minute,” said Dr. Sally Mounts, City Mission’s Chief Development Officer. City Mission will host the 26th Annual Sweet Sunday event on February 23 from 12-5pm.
For most of us, Christmas is a joyful time of year filled with good food, Christmas carols, and memories with family and friends, but the holidays can be a time of grief and loneliness for City Mission residents. “Many of our residents have been cast away from their families, and they…
“This collaboration is a dream come true,” Leah Dietrich, City Mission’s Director of Residential Programs, said of their new collaboration with Centerville Clinics. “Many of our residents come to us with complex medical issues and need help to work through them and get to the root…