COMMUNITY DC: Get to know SOME (So Others Might Eat)

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Dignity starts with the little things. 

Hear about help for those experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty in DC. 

Kate Wiley, from SOME (So Others Might Eat) talks with iHeart’s Toby Knapp about this issue and what her organization is doing to address it. 

Also hear details about the upcoming Burger Battle fundraiser. 

Knapp's interview airs on each of the DC-area's iHeartRadio stations at different times across the weekend. 

SOME is a community-based organization whose comprehensive programs are designed to help our most vulnerable neighbors—people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty—find pathways out of poverty and achieve long-term stability and success. SOME’s services are available for a wide range of individuals, including families, senior citizens, and those affected by physical or mental illness. We offer affordable long-term and transitional housing, access to medical and dental clinics, employment training, and long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs.

With SOME's support, thousands of people have transformed their lives, lifted themselves out of poverty, and are now living productive, meaningful lives in our community.

At SOME, we offer a comprehensive set of services that meet the immediate and long-term needs of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Washington DC. In 2017, with the help of generous supporters, SOME provided:

* 466,170 meals served in our Dining Rooms and in our residential programs.

* 16,521 free sets of clothing and 13,037 showers to men and women experiencing homelessness.

* 29,586 visits to a doctor, dentist, therapist, or case worker across our Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Clinics.

* Emergency housing for 17 senior citizens who have been abused and neglected.

* Support and care to 218 homeless adults with chronic mental illness at Isaiah House.

* Comprehensive addiction recovery services, including a residential treatment program, to 545 men and women.

* 81 homeless and extremely low-income adult students with intensive job training and job placement. On average, SOME CET students earned over $14 per hour.

* Safe, affordable housing for 141 families with 251 children, as well as 499 single adults.

* Affordable Housing Initiative

o 23 housing programs across the city, 783 units

o Goal to create 1,000

2nd Annual DC Burger Battle

The 2nd Annual DC Burger Battle will take place on August 23rd from 6 to 9pm at Hill Country Backyard BBQ, located at the National Building Museum. Tickets are $30 and include burgers from each restaurant, complimentary beer, live music and games.

Participating restaurants include Due South, Hill Country Barbecue, Rebellion, Stoney’s on L, Blackfinn, Hard Rock Café, B Penn Quarter, Bullfeathers, Capital Burger, Sign of the Whale and Penn Commons. Indulge in all-you-care-to-enjoy Budweiser, Bud Light and Goose Island IPA plus wine.

The event includes great live music from bluegrass band Trailer Grass Orchestra and Americana group Justin Trawick & The Common Good., lawn games, a photo booth, and more.

Proceeds will benefit SOME.

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