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Solidarity operations by the Embassy of France

Solidarity operations by the Embassy of France

Published on May 15, 2020

The French-American friendship is an everyday reality for us. That’s why the French Embassy is happy to report the success of #OpérationMerci and its partnership with the Comité Tricolore and several local institutions and French businesses! [1]

Located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC, Friendship Place / La Casa is a housing complex hosting formerly homeless persons. As its residents were faced with additional challenges during this period, the Embassy and the Comité Tricolore organized a weekly delivery of fresh and tasty dishes to La Casa/Friendship place.

We have also extended our operations to other facilities in need, such as the United Medical Center, the only public hospital in Southeast Washington; Children’s National Hospital; and the Embassy’s own neighbor, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

#OperationMerci is still ongoing. We most recently organized a toy drive to benefit Children’s National Hospital. Our generous donors, Embassy employees and users of Embassy services made this operation a success!

[1] Sam Ziar at "Le Chat Noir", Alain Roussel at "La Ferme", Jacques Imperato at "La Cote d’Or", Cédric Maupillier at "Convivial", Nick Johnson at "Unconventionnal", Christophe and Michelle Poteaux at "Bastille", Cyril Esneault at the "Résidence de France", David Deshaies at "Central Michel Richard", Joseph and Ruth Poupon at "Pâtisserie Poupon" and Florent de Felcourt at "Fresh Baguette".


To get involved or to report on these operations in your media outlets, please contact:

Deputy Press Counselor

Office: +1/(202) 944-6080
Cell: +1/(202) 944-0838

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