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by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

From an email:

As many of you already know, Tom Marmet, the son of Roger Marmet – one of Roofers Union’s owners – Roger Marmet, was killed in a senseless act of gun violence on October 24th, 2018.  Tom was driving home from his fellowship as a social worker at SOME (So Others Might Eat) and hit by gunfire when he passed an alley in the Trinidad neighborhood.  Tom, 22, was a great young man who I had the fortune of watching grow up as he worked with us at Ripple Wine Bar when school allowed.

We are all extremely saddened by this loss and find ourselves looking for ways to speak and act out against senseless gun violence in DC.  First on the agenda, will be over Thanksgiving weekend (11/23-11/25) when Roofers Union will dedicate the weekend as a benefit to Tom Marmet and all the other victims of gun violence in DC.  On Friday November 23rd, we will be joined by many Tom’s friends and representatives from Everytown for Gun Safety. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

1601 Rhode Island Ave, NE via Public Option

From an email:

“The Public Option is hosting a food popup/fundraiser tonight with Nomad Dumplings (making dumplings, fried rice, and fried noodles tonight 6:00-10:00pm)

With all proceeds going to the following cause:

“We are raising money for high school students in rural Honduras for the NGO @educate2envision. The fundraiser is to help send them to High School. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0

Noviembre de Niños: Stand Up with Immigrant Youth!

This month CAIR Coalition is focusing the spotlight on our Detained Children’s Program and the clients we serve through our Third Annual Noviembre de Ninos: Stand Up with Immigrant Youth!

Over 40,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the United States’ southern border in  FY 2017. CAIR Coalition’s Detained Children’s Program provides crucial legal services to this population, many of whom are severely traumatized by the violence they have experienced or witnessed in their home country, and are eligible for legal immigration relief in the United States. We are inspired by the youth we serve and we are taking this month to focus on how we can all work together to better meet their needs. We are asking you, our community, to spread the word and join us in Standing Up with Immigrant Youth this November. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 7, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

“PoPville peeps,

I volunteer with Charlie’s Place, a tremendous DC homeless program in Dupont Circle that provides meals and counseling to the homeless in the neighborhood. I’m hoping the PoPville community can come through as usual to show this little DC charity some Thanksgiving love. We need donations of food or funds to provide their Thanksgiving meal – see the list above.

Because everybody wants to volunteer on Thanksgiving Day, (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

Thought you should report on this senseless killing of a family man in NE last week.

He was the husband of the long-time, beloved pre-k teacher at Stoddert Elementary. A go fund me has been started to support the family as well.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the 3700 block of Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.

At approximately 10:37 pm, members of the Sixth District were flagged down at the listed location for a stabbing. Upon arrival, members located an adult male suffering from a stab wound. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. After all lifesaving efforts failed, the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 53 year-old Curtis Barnum, of Southeast, DC. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

From an email:

“Tour of Homes to End Homelessness
Sunday, October 28th
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CASA Crestwood is an annual neighborhood tour of homes raising funds for the prevention of homelessness in DC, giving you the opportunity to scratch the itch and get inside some of the dreamy homes of Crestwood.

Read more about the amazing organization that you will be supporting by attending CASA Crestwood, Thrive DC.

$20 in advance – who doesn’t love to save?
$25 the day of – more goes to Thrive

Register and Pay Here

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

via GoFundMe

“Dear PoPville,

I’m writing today in the hopes that you will want to help out the Benning Court Dream Team, a youth dance group for children at the Benning Courts Housing Complex on Benning Road NE. The team has performed at numerous events around DC, including the annual 5th District holiday-party, Beat the Streets, Rosedale Basketball Classic and National Night Out. The dance team has grown in recent years and is raising money to buy new uniforms. Please consider donating to help our neighbors at Benning Court.

The recent violence in this area has been widely reported, but there has not been nearly enough coverage about the people who are just trying to live their lives and better their community amidst this violence.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“For the month of October, Shannan Troncoso, co-owner of Brookland’s Finest, has teamed up with local female-owned distillery, Republic Restoratives, for a weekly series of prix fixe distiller dinners, with a portion of the proceeds going to support mobile mammograms for underserved women in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Starting October 2nd, and every Tuesday in October, Brookland’s Finest will offer this $35 three-course seasonal distiller dinner menu with accompanying Republic Restoratives pink-themed cocktails.

A portion of the proceeds from each distiller dinner will be donated to the Mammovan, a GW Cancer Center program which provides mobile cancer screenings to women in underserved communities in DC. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from October’s draft cocktail, a pink ‘Civic Cosmopolitan,’ will be donated to support the efforts of the Mammovan. On October 2nd, the Mammovan will be parked at Brookland’s Finest offering tours and information. (more…)


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