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A Gathering to H.E.A.L. 9 AM, Saturday, October 30th at Hope UMC

 

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This annual Gathering to Heal (Helping End AIDS in our Lifetime) raises funds to support 361 HIV orphans in Kenya.  These children live with elderly grandparents, distant relatives or guardians--impoverished but caring persons. 

 

The funds help with their school fees, supplement food, and provide other urgent needs like clothing and improved shelter.  During this COVID-19 crisis, children have missed school for sustained periods of time.   Virtual learning was an impossibility.  Now the Kenya government is adding a fourth term for two years in an attempt to help the youth "catch up."   

 

This means more school fees; the Center is attempting to support the children at a level of $250 rather than the previous amount of $200 a year--a total of about $90,000. Please help us ensure safety, education, and care for all 361 orphans again this year. 

Our theme will be "The Challenge of Educating Youth & Children in Kenya & Colorado During COVID 19 Pandemic."  Our keynote speaker is Ryan Silva, Cherry Creek School District Principal Named 2021 High School Principal of the Year.  We will enjoy inspirational music, and honor our Paul and Paula Murphy Human Sexuality awardee. 

Dr. Bonnie Messer and Jodie Senter are co-chairing this event, and Rev. Dr. Valerie Jackson will be our MC.  Join us at Hope UMC, 5101 S Dayton St, Englewood, CO 80111 at 9 am Saturday, October 30th.

 

More details coming soon! 

Celebration of Life Memorial for Ann Fort Saturday,

Sept. 25th at 10:00 am at Hope United Methodist Church, Greenwood Village, CO

We invite you to be with us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Ann Fort.  Please share this invitation with others whose lives she may have touched. 

To learn more about the Ann Fort Kenya Fund, read HERE

**Image of Ann Fort and Don Messer, Center Director, Dedicating a house in Kenya.**

 

 

 

CONCERT SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED. All sponsors get their name on the table signs, the printed program, listing on Tihan and Center For Health & Hope websites, plus concert tickets. 

$1,500. Concert Sponsor. Receives stage side table and 12 tickets to concert. 

$1,000. Event Sponsor. Receives stage side table and 8 tickets to concert.

$500. Event Sponsor. Receives 6 tickets to concert. 

$250.  Stage Sponsor. Receives 4 tickets to concert. 

$100. Table Sponsor. Receives 2 tickets to concert. 

$50. Sponsor (no tickets at this level)

 

Funds raised by this event will be shared 50/50 by Tihan and the Center For Health & Hope.  Sponsors- please email Pat Fox, pfox12@cox.net  so we may recognize your generosity and provide your tickets (if applicable)! 

 

**General donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!  Please indicate RED Concert in your donation.** 

This annual event helps support the mission of TIHAN and the Center for Health and Hope. Read about TIHAN, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network-

Helping People with HIV to Live Well.  

A Little Bit of Money Does a World of Good.  

Imagine paying just $8 per person for health insurance! 

Then imagine being so poor you can't even afford $8!

 

That is the dilemma of United Methodist pastors in Rwanda.  But thanks to donations to the Center for Health and Hope, 66 households of 394 people got insurance coverage for the year.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ironically the Rwanda pastor who advocated for all the other preachers was probably the first to benefit.  Rev. Marc Baliyanga (pictured in this article) reports that when he fell sick of COVID-19 on July 5, 2021, he went for medical treatment at Kacyiru Hospital. 

"I was charged a lot of money," says Rev. Marc, "but due to paying mutual health insurance on time, I paid only 10% of the total amount of money charged by the hospital." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He and the other ministers have expressed their gratitude to the Center's donors.

 

What the Center hopes is that people will now provide a $100 for a pig for preachers in Rwanda.  "If they get a pig," says Dr. Don Messer, "they can earn enough money to pay for their own insurance in future years, plus have income to help pay school fees for their children."  

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Help Build a House for Just $3,000

 

Join us in building a home for a family struggling to survive HIV and AIDS?  For $3,000 you can be the sole sponsor and name the home after a loved one.  Or you can send any amount and help us raise an additional $1,250 - since $1,750 has already been contributed!

 

Having been orphaned by HIV/AIDS causes surviving children to live with a willing grandmother who typically lacks housing and the resources needed to care for them. 

 

Helping a grandmother by providing an AIDS orphan house provides a safe place for children to live and allows enrollment in school where they receive clothing, food, and life skills for the future.

 

In the area served by Maua Methodist Hospital, there are more than 45,000 orphans and vulnerable children, many needing a decent house, education, food and clothing. 

 

Each house costs only $3,000 U.S. Dollars for building supplies, labor, bedding and mattresses to use in the home once it is completed.  Contribute to this worthy cause and change a life.  Please indicate AIDS Houses in the notes area, so we can use the money immediately.

ANY amount helps!

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The Center for Health and Hope is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. Your gifts directly benefit those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS.

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The mission of the Center for Health and Hope is to support and advocate for persons infected and affected by HIV and AIDS around the world with programs of education, prevention, care and treatment.  As a faith-based organization operating for more than ten years, the Center was incorporated formally January 21, 2006 as a tax exempt 501(c)3.