I am proud to be (virtually) participating in AIDS Walk San Francisco as an AIDS Legal Referral Panel board member again this year, and need your help to reach my fundraising goal!
The number of people living with HIV/AIDS coming to ALRP for legal help grew by 77% over the last 15 years. Many are living in poverty, and more than 70% are older adults. All are living with a compromised immune system, and many have underlying conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney and liver disease, and respiratory illnesses.
Although folks are beginning to get vaccinated now, COVID-19 still continues to threaten the health of many. COVID-19 also threatens the nonprofit service providers, like ALRP, that they rely on. More than ever, they need a good attorney on their side. The coronavirus crisis is scarily reminiscent of the early days of the AIDS crisis back in the 1980s. ALRP was at the forefront then, with our volunteer attorneys writing wills for people with AIDS at their hospital bedsides.
ALRP also has a long-standing commitment to making sure under-served communities within the HIV/AIDS community can access our services; which is is why we put such a huge emphasis on outreach to people of color, women, and folks with mental health and substance use disorders.
ALRP depends on our family of loyal donors like you to continue its work. Please support my fundraising efforts by making a donation here to AIDS Walk San Francisco.