Ownership, executives and team to assist United Builds project

Jason Levien, Erick Thohir and Will Chang to join Kevin Payne, Chris Pontius & Brandon McDonald

D.C. United owners Jason Levien, Erick Thohir and Will Chang will join United President and CEO Kevin Payne, midfielder Chris Pontius and defender Brandon McDonald, among others, in volunteering at So Others Might Eat Monday, September 24, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.  The event is part of the United Builds initiative.

Participants:   Jason Levien, Erick Thohir, Will Chang, Kevin Payne, Chris Pontius and Brandon McDonald
What:           United Builds volunteer opportunity
When:           Monday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Where:          So Others Might Eat
                        71 O Street, NW
                        Washington, D.C. 20001

“When Erick and I joined Will as partners at D.C. United, we wanted to not only support the community-minded culture of the club, we wanted to be a part of it,” said United Managing Partner Jason Levien.  “United Builds is a unique program that brings together staff, players and supporters for a great cause and we’re happy to be able to participate on Monday.”

In the spirit of volunteerism and community involvement, D.C. United launched United Builds in 2005 providing more than 3,500 hours of service since.  Through the program, the club organizes work opportunities at a variety of partner non-profit organizations, including Thrive DC, Habitat for Humanity, Children’s National Medical Center, the Salvation Army, Bread for the City and The Alice Ferguson Foundation, among others.  This month alone, United Builds coordinated 30 volunteers to help prepare two local elementary schools for the school year, organized a group of 15 to prepare meals at DC Central Kitchen and provided nine people to assist Food and Friends in packaging groceries for those in need.

So Others Might Eat 
For over 40 years, SOME has been serving the poor and homeless in Washington, D.C.  SOME meets the most basic needs of the District's homeless and poor residents with food, clothing, and medical care and empowers people to break the cycle of homelessness through the provision of safe, supportive service, affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment and services for the elderly.