We are down on the Mall, today and tomorrow, selling water and accepting donations. Come on down and pay your respects to fallen comrades and family while enjoying fresh water and a beautiful location! We also are looking to provide water to you on a more general basis. The cause is good. We aim to put veterans and wounded warriors to work as part of our workforce training and development initiatives and advocacy.
This weekend we, US Water Warriors, GABIDDC and American Vets Helping Vets will be vending Wholy Water at the Mall. It’s for a good cause, the money goes to employ, train and assist veterans!
We will be selling WHOLY WATER on the National Mall. We will be using our new mobile water carts to deliver ice cold pure spring water to visitors around all of the monuments. We will also have a stand with water and memorabilia at 15th and Independence at the Mall near the Silvan Theater (Just South East of the Washington Monument).
LOOK FOR US DRESSED IN BLUE WITH COLD WATER FOR YOU
GABIDDC is making progress in finding workforce opportunities for people in the area on two fronts.
On one front we are in the final stages of crossing the hurdles to offer Training on dealing with Hazardous Wastes. Something we will be teaching to people seeking employment and to persons to be tasked with that function. We also hope to be putting people to work cleaning the graffiti in the Metro Subway system.
On the other front we are working with US Water Warriors and other partners to directly employ people and support Veterans Day Celebrations this weekend! The Water Warrior effort aims to both raise money and provide clean, pure water to persons here over Memorial Day Weekend for the Rolling Thunder Celebration, and other activities. We hope to see you there!
We at GABIDDC are actively pursuing our main mission to provide workforce development and training services for youth in the city (as well as to serve the Georgia Avenue Business District). We are working overtime, with the District Government and our Partners, to ensure that veterans and other folks who need work are prepared for and can get meaningful work for themselves and enter the long term job market. You can donate to our cause by both buying water from us by the case (24 bottles) or by donating to us so we can give away or sell water at Veterans day celebrations this weekend.
We at GABIDDC are really happy that you are graduating High School. We’d like to help however we can. We can help people get access to grants of up to $5775.00 for workforce training and can also assist in getting access to College opportunities. Please let us know your goals and objectives by filling out the following form.
GABIDDC will again be working with US Water Warriors to provide Water to support Memorial Day activities.
We will be selling water on site to people there. We also can provide water by the case to anyone who wishes to buy it by the case. Proceeds go to put unemployed veterans to work and towards our common efforts at workforce development and training.
Please consider buying a case of Water from GABIDDC for Memorial day!
buy one and donate one to be sold at Rolling thunder at American Legion #8
or along the parade route Price per case $50.00
GABIDDC will work with the US Water Warriors to provide Water to the DC Funk Festival participants. We will be selling water on site to anyone who wants it. We also can provide water by the case to anyone who wishes to buy it by the case. Proceeds go to put unemployed veterans to work and towards our efforts at workforce development and training.
On Saturday May 7 GABIDDC will co-sponsor the DC Funk Parade at the U Street Corridor. We will supply Food and water for visitors and four fine local bands will provide music for kicking off the parade. About DC describes the parade as follows:
Proceeds from Water Sales will go to support the US Water Water Warriors Veterans Non Profit, providing workforce training and putting Veterans to Work. Nearly everyone involved in US Water Warriors is a Veteran and needs our help. Our Water Warriors will also be selling WHOLY WATER. Water Warriors will also be selling water on June 1st.
So Stop By! Buy some food and water from us! It’s all for a good cause!
Street Fair – noon-7 p.m
Music, dance, dragon and lion dancers, art and workshops will be located along U Street from 9th to 16th St. NW. Washington DC. Including Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience! Expect a truly rocking and funky experience.
Mighty DC Funk Parade – 4-5 p.m
The parade will begin at T Street NW and Florida Avenue NW, in front of the Howard Theatre, head west on T Street, turn right on Vermont Avenue, left onto U Street and proceed on U Street NW for several blocks to end in front of the Lincoln Theatre.
Music Festival – 7-10 p.m
Once the parade ends there will be performances all along the corridor. In addition to Mousey Thompson, the following groups are expected for the 2016 event:
“Rare Essence, The Funk Ark, The Ron Holloway Band, Batala Washington, Empresarios, Congo Sanchez, Black Masala, Kokayi, The Fix, People’s Champs, Nappy Riddem, Fort Knox Five & QDup DJ Sets, DJ Ayes Cold, Sam Prather’s Groove Orchestra, Elikeh, Aaron Ab Abernathy w/ Live Band Nat Turner, Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory, Chelsey Green, Boomscat, Footwerk, Aztec Sun, Johnny Artis Band, Lucky So & Sos, Of Tomorrow, Projected Man, All The Best Kids, Johnny Popcorn, Picnibus, SWAGFUNK, Spread Love Band, Crush Funk Brass, Trae Crudup & The Cover-Up and more”
The Georgia Avenue Business Improvement District & Development Corporation