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Andres Correa via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

One of our members, Andres Correa, was hit by a car and seriously injured on Friday morning as he was crossing Georgia Ave making his way to a 6 am workout. A Northwestern student, Andres was staying in Howard University housing while participating in a summer internship program. Friday was the last day of his internship and rather than heading home on Saturday to get ready for his next semester at Northwestern, he’s been in critical care in the ICU and has already had two major surgeries. Read More

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From an email:

“I wanted to reach out and share a very cool event we have coming up next week: a local foods dinner catered by Honeyflower Foods with fresh produce from Common Good City Farm and beer and wine supplied by Right Proper and Lubanzi Wines. The date is coming up August 1 and we still have tickets! 100% of the ticket proceeds go to Common Good City Farm.” Read More

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From an email:

“The largest service provider for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C., N Street Village, will host their second annual Christmas in July fundraiser on Thursday, July 25, 2019, beginning at 5:00 p.m at ANXO Cidery and Pinxtos Bar in Truxton Circle.

In the spirit of Christmas in July, attendees will sip on holiday themed cocktails, enjoy food and drink specials, and have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities: Read More

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via GoFundMe

The GoFundMe is straight to the point:

“Lou had a really bad night, it landed him in the hospital because some shit heads were shit heads. He’s been out of work, and has hospital bills and normal bills to pay. Help is super appreciated. Also, we love him and he’s a pillar of the community. Throw money his way.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to you because my housemates and I are in desperate need of some assistance. On July 4th, I came home and discovered our home had caught fire because one of our reckless and careless housemates was setting off illegal fireworks in front of our home. Myself and my other two roommates, who were not home at the time, have lost everything we own except the clothes on our backs and our fur babies. Unfortunately no one had renter’s insurance, so we are really going thru a difficult time.

Myself and the other two ladies all work in the hospitality industry here in DC and we are really hoping that you could help us. We have started a GoFundMe page to help collect donations so we can find a new place to live and purchase the essentials. Read More

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Guests enjoy an evening jazz show under the stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in 2016, the last year that the amphitheatre was open for the summer season. Image: NPS | Katy Cain

From a press release:

“Join Rock Creek Conservancy and the Crestwood Citizens Association on Sunday, July 14, 2019, for a one-of-a-kind party at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre.

The historic Carter Barron Amphitheatre is closed for repairs. However, this summer, party-goers will have the opportunity to step inside the gates of this important DC landmark. This event will celebrate the Crestwood neighborhood’s300th birthday and raise funds for Rock Creek Conservancy’s partnership with Rock Creek Park, including the organization’s community engagement efforts around the upcoming Carter Barron Amphitheatre revitalization.

Guests will have the opportunity to explore the legacy of the amphitheatre through games, crafts, and expert-led hikes while enjoying performances and music by local artists, including FAME Jazz band and Folger Shakespeare Theater, in the amphitheatre’s promenade. Read More

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From an email:

“My project partner Sara Abdel-Rahim and I have organized a non-profit dinner series named Tables Without Borders to support refugee and asylum-seeking chefs in the DC area. On each night of World Refugee Week (June 17-22), a popular DC restaurant (A Rake’s Progress, Espita, Little Sesame, Maydan, and Himitsu) will welcome an emerging refugee or asylum-seeking chef into the kitchen and offer a unique menu combining the restaurant and chef’s signature flavors. A portion of all proceeds will benefit HIAS, a leader in refugee resettlement and advocacy.”

Overview (PDF)

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via the Berner “Bud” Johnson Memorial Fund

Thanks to all who’ve been emailing updates about this tragic event.

From GoFundMe:

“With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to Bud on Sunday as he finally succumbed to the injuries he received when assaulted by a group of individuals just outside where he lived in Washington DC. He was never alone as we were there in spirit until the end. His organs have gone to a good cause and are helping at least two others live.

Many have asked if they could donate money to help Diane and the family. As a result, we have started this fund for those who wish to contribute. Read More

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2003 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“My family is Nicaraguan and you may have heard about the current humanitarian crisis. My mom and a network of Nicaraguan grandmothers through their nonprofit, AbueNica, have been helping asylum seekers – providing food, medical services, lawyers, etc. It’s crucially needed work as there currently aren’t many supports in place for refugees.

Anyone is welcome! We’ll have happy hour specials all evening, awesome raffle prizes, and members of the diaspora leadership there to answer questions – so even if people want to just learn about what’s going on, it’s a forum for that too.”

From AbueNica:

“Please join us Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm for a happy hour fundraiser in support of AbueNica, a humanitarian organization working to aid those affected by the violence in Nicaragua.

Our friends at The Blaguard have generously offered to host the event. Your $10 donation gets you access to happy hour specials all evening, plus you’ll be entered into a raffle for some great prizes graciously donated by local D.C. businesses such as Timber Pizza and the Midlands, with additional raffle tickets available for purchase! Read More

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