Higher Ground begins 2nd annual Blankets for AIDS Drive

By |2018-01-15T23:31:24-05:00November 25th, 2004|Uncategorized|

DETROIT – Higher Ground, a support group for people living with HIV/AIDS, is once again sponsoring a Blankets for AIDS Drive, a community drive to purchase new blankets for people living with HIV/AIDS. This year’s goal is to coordinate the purchase and delivery of 1,500 new blankets to needy people living with HIV/AIDS in the metro Detroit area.
“The Blankets for AIDS Drive is Higher Ground’s way of giving back to the community that has been so good to us,” said Rick Henning, Higher Ground’s facilitator and co-founder.
There are three ways to get involved in this year’s Blankets for AIDS Drive. One is to purchase a new blanket and drop it off at Affirmations Lesbian Gay Community Center in Ferndale, Macomb Community College’s South or Center campuses, or Central United Methodist Church in Detroit. Another is to send a check to Higher Ground at P.O. Box 351, Royal Oak, MI, 48068.
The third way to help is by volunteering. “We need help from anyone and everyone,” said Judy Garvey, the Blankets for AIDS Drive volunteer coordinator.
Last year, Higher Ground distributed over 850 blankets to needy Detroiters living with HIV/AIDS. This year, said Henning, the need is greater than last year. But, he said, “With everybody’s help, Higher Ground members have high hopes to reach our goal of delivering 1,500 new blankets to persons with HIV/AIDS in the Detroit area.”

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