Volunteer'S ARCHIVE

  • During the final planning meeting for The Octopus Club’s fall 2013 fundraiser, OctoTea 18, club founder Lew Aldridge read aloud an email he received from a 21-year-old, straight, newly-HIV-positive man. The young man explained that he did not have enough money that month to pay for both his rent and for his HIV medicine. He […]

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  • 25 years ago a “Gang of Four” (as they called themselves) got together to help their friends and neighbors who were struggling to make ends meet. In addition to the regular stresses of life, these particular friends and neighbors were also fighting HIV and AIDS. Back then, medicines and other necessities were a large financial […]

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  • One of the most valuable programs at ASA owes its success to its grassroots volunteers. Further proving that when Austinites come together, they can have an amazing impact on the lives of fellow members of their community. During roughly two decades of fighting HIV and AIDS in Austin, ASA has given hundreds of clients emergency financial assistance from the Paul Kirby Emergency […]

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  • Even under the best of conditions, legal issues can be confusing and intimidating. Add the complication of HIV, and legal problems can quickly become debilitating and life-altering. Last year, the Capital Area AIDS Legal Project (CAALP) helped 109 clients, including Food Bank volunteer and Viva RED committee member Kelly Alexander, who was being threatened with […]

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