September Blood Drive at Westminster Church

Someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion every two seconds, yet less than 10% of Americans donate blood. Westminster Presbyterian Church (401 I St. SW) is helping our community meet its needs by hosting an Inova Blood Service drive on Saturday, Sept.18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There are lots of reasons to donate […]

They Practice What They Preach

By Wilma Goldstein For 25 years, Brian and Ruth Hamilton have served as co-pastors at Westminster Presbyterian Church, located on the corner of 4th and I Streets in DC’s Southwest neighborhood.  “I think a church really needs to be a community center and has the responsibility of organizing around all kinds of issues and problems […]

Breast Cancer Support Group June Meeting a Wild Success

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) kicked off the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence’s (FDA-OCE) Project Community Initiative “National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week: Engaging the Generations” (June 17 – June 23, 2021) at its June Support Group meeting. The Breast Cancer Fund’s’s effort dovetailed the FDA-OCE Initiative’s commitment to […]

Donation Lifts Youth Programming on Buzzard Point

  By Southwester Staff Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region provides experiential learning to young people in Southwest and beyond. This summer, local middle school students participated in a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) camp at the James C. Dent House Community Center on Buzzard Point. These programs earned financial support from […]

Twisted at The Wharf – A Mission-driven Pretzel and Sandwich Shop

By Elinor Bacon Twisted At The Wharf, a charitable, for-profit business is committed to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by providing them with tools for long-term career successes. The pretzel and sandwich shop joined The Wharf’s existing vibrant and diverse retail landscape last year during the pandemic. Twisted serves 10 oz., soft, […]