By Thelma D. Jones

As the fall weather creeps in, and the summer storms subside, your car may need to be washed by someone other than Mother Nature. So, why not help a good cause and get your car washed by a group of enthusiastic community youth trying to make a difference in their lives? Mark your calendars and join the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (rain date Saturday, Sept. 19) for our first-ever car wash fundraiser. 

The car wash will be held in the parking lot at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 400 I St. SW, Washington, D.C., located in the rear of the church (entrance off McKemie Place, SW). Donations of $15 or more per car or vehicle are accepted for having your car or vehicle washed. 

The fundraiser will help fund YATF’s proposed project in creating and painting a future mural (location to be confirmed) and a photography class that will enable the youth to photograph their everyday living. If you would like to volunteer as a team member of the car wash, please email Thelma D. Jones at or call (202) 251-1639. 

A special thanks to Westminster Presbyterian Church for allowing YATF the use of their space for the car wash fundraiser!

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