Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Limelight: AIDS Interfaith Network




AIDS Interfaith Network was created in 1986 by a group of religious leaders to provide spiritual and emotional support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. These individuals worked to educate clergy, churches, and their congregations about HIV/AIDS as a means to further outreach to those struggling with the disease. After recognizing the growing need for practical support in addition to spiritual nourishment, AIN has recruited and trained volunteers from local churches, synagogues, and other faith organizations to provide in-home, non-nursing support as well.

AIN has become one of the largest HIV/AIDS service providers in Dallas. Continuing in its mission to provide practical, emotional, and spiritual client support demands a great financial responsibility. AIN has grown to sustain various client service programs, additional staff members and additional volunteers.

If you’d like to donate your time as a volunteer or to make a financial contribution, email Blake Peery at bpeery@aidsinterfaithnetwork.org. AINS and its client service programs are in need of volunteers in any of the following areas:
- Care Team Volunteers offer practical home chore assistance, and/or emotional, and spiritual support through hours of in-home contact and care.
- The Buddy Project focuses on longer-term companion contact and interaction that emphasizes psychosocial support but may also include practical support.
- The Pastoral Network of pastors, ministers and lay ministers offering pastoral contact.

You can also SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend a unique fundraising event for the benefit of AIN and its support services. Imagine an afternoon transported away from the economic stresses of today to an era of bursting affluence, decadence, prosperity and Red Hot Jazz – The Roaring Twenties. That’s what guests of “The Great Gatsby…Get Your Flap On” will experience.

SAVE THE DATE: The Great Gatsby…Get Your Flap On
Sunday, September 26th
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Union Station
Visit http://www.aidsinterfaithnetwork.org/aids-fundraising.htm to purchase tickets and/or to become a sponsor.

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