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Bread for the City 2013
The attorneys and staff of Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP this holiday season came together to make a total gift of over $10,000.00 to D.C.’s Bread for the City. This is the firm’s 5th year of support for this great organization and our largest gift to date. Partners Roger Johnson and Marc Fiedler, along with several other colleagues met with Bread for the City Executive Director George Jones and Development Director Kristin Valentine in our office on December 19th, 2012 to present our donation.
Roger Johnson stated that “we are grateful for the work that Bread for the City does for Washington’s neediest citizens and this is simply our firm’s way of supporting their important mission.”
For the second year, Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP would like to shine a light on the important mission of Bread for the City providing vulnerable residents of Washington, D.C. with comprehensive services including food, clothing, medical care, legal, and social services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Their vision allows residents access to the basic resources they need for survival and growth, and the prosperity of their social, emotional, and spiritual lives.
Thanks to generous donations, dedicated staff, and volunteers, Bread for the City has expanded its Northwest Center. The grand opening of the 11,000 square foot expansion was held on January 7th of this year. The additional space will serve to make the area more accessible to its 5,000 residents, with expectations to serve even more residents in the coming years. The larger space will provide numerous benefits to the organization with their services:
- Medical Clinic currently serving 3,000 patients with 9,000 visits annually, larger space and additional examination rooms will allow for twice as many patients and three times as many visits in the future. A dental suite and vision room have also been added with the goal for them to become fully operational within five years.
- Food Pantry to accommodate thousands of residents who visit each month, the new food pantry has additional storage capacity as well as improved accessibility for strollers and wheelchairs.
- Intake/Counseling Rooms Bread for the City has provided thousands of hours of free legal advice and social services visits towards residents. The new space will allow for privacy regarding sensitive case management matters.
- Green Roof now the biggest agricultural rooftop project in Washington, D.C., starting in April the roof will include a garden that will be used to grow vegetables and increase access to fresh produce.
To learn more about their organization, and become actively involved in their mission, visit breadforthecity.org.
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