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Author Topic: If You Can't Beat Em...Join Em  (Read 1687 times)

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Offline david25luvit

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If You Can't Beat Em...Join Em
« on: February 12, 2007, 12:37:07 AM »
An update on my activism in Mobile .... 

As of last week I have met with the director of South Alabama Cares...(formally known as M.A.S.S.)  and I am optimistic
that perhaps I have found a home for my activism.  Besides just making a sizeable donation, I have agreed to help out in the office a couple of days a week and
after talking to several people there.... they need the help.  The director introduced me to everyone and has pretty much left it up to me how little or how much I can participate.  I've made peace with the dragon ( so to speak) and am now trying to work from within the
system and thru the chain of command, for direction in ways I and others can best serve those who tend to fall between the cracks
 

As most of you know...donations from drug companies and government agencies are usually earmarked for preventative measures but little is donated to assist
those who actually live with HIV and who need assistance in various ways (whether it be transportation, short term housing or assistance in getting disability or
paying their utility bills and many many other things that people who are on fixed incomes or without incomes face everyday.  I can't even begin to name all the
ways we could assist those who genuinely need our help)  I've been told that some have gatherings at their homes to raise money inviting friends and relatives
and others in the community in order to raise money to put in a discretionary fund for those things that the big corporations and government subsidies won't cover.
I have made my donation and all those I make in the near future towards assisting those with HIV...  I'm hoping by being there and talking to those who deal
directly with clients and they're family members how I might best serve those in my community.  No I can't do everything but I want to do  something and that's   
how I believe I can make a difference.

 
In Memory of
Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: If You Can't Beat Em...Join Em
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007, 01:12:33 PM »
Good deal, David.

Sounds well thought out on your part.

Please keep us posted on how this evolves.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

 


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