about the cause

Founded in the District 30 years ago as Health Care for the Homeless, Unity Health Care, Inc. provides primary, dental, and specialty health services to all District residents, including homeless individuals and families. Their mission is to promote healthier communities through compassion and comprehensive health and human services, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Currently, Unity is one of the largest primary care nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia, serving more than 108,000 District residents annually through a network of twenty-nine health care sites and a staff of more than 900 compassionate and caring professionals.

Project Wake Up Call puts a twist on the ordinary donations process.  If you donate $100 or more, you will receive an offer to stay at the Hotel RL location of your choice for one night (terms and conditions apply).

about the Photographer

Ian Tong is a New York-based photographer originally from Hong Kong. With over 15 years in the industry, his experience encompasses a wide range of commissioned and personal photographic work. A series of personal projects currently keeps him busy, taking him to memorable locales such as Stockholm and Shanghai.

Tong’s personal work is concerned with environmental and societal issues that has been recognized regularly and featured in various competitions. His work has been selected for the prestigious American Photography annuals 27, 28 and 30. Also of particular note is his inclusion in the Aperture Foundation 2014 summer open exhibition.

Ian has a BA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and a MFA degree from Pratt Institute, New York, NY.