This year has been tough to say the least. COVID-19 has shaken our world up leaving many of us without jobs, money, and food to eat.
It has been circulating around the news that this pandemic is similar to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Yes, our friends and family are dying from an invisible enemy. Yes, theres been a cultural shift around “have” and “have nots”. But the biggest difference is our governments response. Sure, our government could have responded weeks earlier to this pandemic, but during the HIV/AIDS crisis the Federal Government ignored those affected for YEARS, where President Reagan did not even acknowledge the word “AIDS”. In fact he and his cabinet joked about it naming it the “gay plague”. That’s years of suffering with no guidance, help, or hope.
GMHC was created out of this injustice, and we are still here during this current pandemic to help those who are most vulnerable to this virus. GMHC would not be GMHC if we did not step up during a public health crisis. But we can’t do this work without your help.
I know you may have lost your job, or are scared about food security or rent. I know you have so many other things going on right now. Trust me, my expectations this year have definitely been tempered, but if you can, please consider donating to my fundraising page, so my colleagues and I can continue to provide our life-saving services!