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Mayor Bowser to Encourage Residents and Businesses to Take the District’s Hypothermia Pledge

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
During Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, District Residents to Pledge to Help Vulnerable Neighbors During Cold Weather and Winter Months

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, November 21, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DowntownDC BID will host a Hypothermia Awareness Pledge event to encourage residents and organizations to join the District’s fight to prevent and end homelessness this winter. Each year, the Bowser Administration implements the Interagency Council on Homelessness Winter Plan to expand hypothermia shelter and other services to ensure a warm, safe bed for anyone who needs it during extreme temperatures.

The event will raise awareness about how the community can help protect vulnerable neighbors from cold weather-related injury and death. At the event, 500 personal care kits, donated by District partner CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, will be made available to residents utilizing services of the Downtown Day Services Center.

Who:
Mayor Bowser
Laura Zeilinger, Director, DC Department of Human Services
Neil Albert, President, DowntownDC Business Improvement District

When:
Thursday, November 21, at 11:30 am

Where:
1311 New York Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Station: Metro Center Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).