Spirit of Georgetown Gathers Residents, Salutes Tompkins  


A major fundraiser for the Georgetown Ministry Center, the Spirit of Georgetown 2021 award went to Elena Tompkins and was held at the Washington Harbour home of Alan and Nancy Taylor Bubes Oct. 6.

Friends, neighbors and supporters of the community cooperative nonprofit that has served the needs of Georgetown’s homeless since 1987 applauded Tompkins’s pandemic pivot to provide warm meals for the guests of GMC — and enjoyed getting together for the special penthouse view. Event co-chairs Avery Miller and Colman Riddell welcomed the lively crowd, along with GMC board president Rob Castaldi and executive director Kelly Andreae. Tompkins humbly and happily accepted her award and thanked those who support and inspire as well as do the work.

“Over the past 34 years, Georgetown Ministry Center has served tens of thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness with showers, laundry, meals, shelter, psychiatric care and most importantly community and love,” Andreae said. “Georgetown Ministry Center is a beacon of change. We are bringing organizations together and creating new programs like the Summer Pop-Up and Winter Extends programs launched this past year. We are creating the community we deserve and that will benefit us all.”

After all, she added, ”The spirit of Georgetown is neighbor helping neighbor.” 

The spirited event raised upwards of $250,000 for the center — georgetownministrycenter.org.

See Social Scene coverage with more photos of the event in the October 13th Georgetowner Newspaper.

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