In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida passing through Louisiana, can you give $50, $100 or more to AIDS United’s fund that supports HIV-related programs impacted by disasters like this one?
These communities need your help.
As we said in our hurricane preparedness resource: Disasters are not isolated events. They happen in the same political, historical and socioeconomic environment in which health disparities already exist.
Marginalized communities are hit hardest when disaster strikes.
— Are less likely to have the resources to prepare for a disaster.
— Have a lower likelihood of receiving advanced warnings.
— Are more likely to experience difficulty evacuating.
— Experience difficulty accessing post-disaster aid.
Recognizing the need to support our community when disasters happen, AIDS United created the Hurricane Relief Effort in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and María in 2017.
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our communities, AIDS United expanded the scope of this fund and rebranded it the Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund.
The Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund has given out more than $2 million to meet the immediate needs of people living with and vulnerable to HIV in regions affected by earthquakes, hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working with our partners on the ground, the Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund helped people living with HIV avoid eviction in Florida. The fund rebuilt housing for people living with HIV in Puerto Rico. And it provided clothing and utility assistance to people living with HIV in Texas.
The fund has also helped people in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands with supplies and medication, direct financial assistance, replacing equipment and so much more.
As organizations throughout Louisiana assess their needs following Hurricane Ida, your donation to the Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund helps to ensure people living with and vulnerable to HIV have the care and support they need to survive and thrive.