Dinner, auction, and raffle to benefit WAGS and Divine Peace MCC

By |2018-01-15T16:16:44-05:00September 22nd, 2005|News|

PONTIAC – Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church will host a dinner, auction, and talent show on Saturday Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Club Flamingo in Pontiac to benefit Divine Peace and Wonderful Animals Giving Support, a Ferndale-based program that helps low-income people with HIV/AIDS take care of their companion animals.
The WAGS program, part of the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project, has helped hundreds of area residents living with HIV or AIDS keep and care for their pets, which in turn, helps keep their owners happy, healthy, and engaged. WAGS assists clients in keeping, feeding, and caring for their companion animals when extended hospital stays, physical exhaustion, or daily expenses seem insurmountable.
“Pet owners understand the importance of the pleasure and comfort they get from their companion animals,” said Christine Gillis, WAGS program coordinator. “For people with AIDS, the psychological and physical health benefits of having pets are especially significant.”
Divine Peace Metropolitan Community Church is an inclusive Christian Church that has supported the WAGS program at Midwest AIDS Prevention Project for many years.
“This is just one more example of our community coming together to help people struggling with health concerns to stay healthy and happy,” said Craig Covey, MAPP CEO. “Pets can be a critical component for the quality of peoples’ lives,” he said.

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