|Ruby (left) and her daughter Geraldine|
Thanks to your generosity in 2012, we:
- Home-delivered nearly 1.2 million healthy, customized meals to more than 2,900 children and adults facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.
- Hosted more than 12,000 volunteers who worked alongside our staff to prepare, package and deliver 3,500 meals every day.
- Re-evaluated and updated our client eligibility guidelines. As individuals with HIV/AIDS live longer, they are facing secondary illnesses complicated by their status; our revised guidelines take each prospective client's overall health status and needs into account.
- Expanded our services in Maryland to serve more individuals with cancer and their families. Thanks to our partnership with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, we will serve an additional 50,000 meals in Montgomery County next year.
This year, we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary of caring for the community. And, as long as HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses threaten our community, we will be here, thanks to you.
On behalf of the men, women and children who were served and will be served through your generosity, thank you for your support and Happy New Year!