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Let's End HIV. Together.
So much of the work we do here at WNCAP goes under the radar. This is because some of our most significant efforts are in client services with people living with HIV/AIDS, and out of respect of privacy, we will never publish their personal information. But every once in awhile, we get to highlight stories from our case files. 
 
As anyone who's ever house hunted in Asheville knows, it can be hard finding your next dream home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Add staying on myriad medications, attending counseling, and living with a chronic illness that still creates social stigma and discrimination, and finding a home becomes next to impossible. But just this month, WNCAP case managers did the impossible and helped a client find a new home after a difficult transition to the area.
 
You can help this client make his new house a home with donations for bedding and furniture. Call the Asheville office (828-252-7489) to learn more.
 
Decades of community work to end HIV has taught us a couple things. One of those things? Looking for those glimmers of hope, and letting them light the way when things seem darkest. 
 
We're thrilled to share some of those glimmers with you. From tackling the hunger crisis in North Carolina to health care access across the country, check out some of our favorite, sparkly things.
IN THIS ISSUE
Let's End HIV. Together.
This is what 54 volunteer hours can do to end hunger in NC
WNCAP Is Now Hiring
Our Traveling Gallery is on the Move
The Latest from WNCAP
Congrats to our 3, well, 4 winners!
Community News
This is what 54 volunteer hours can do to end hunger in NC
1 in 6 North Carolinians are Hungry
1 in 6 North Carolinians are experiencing food shortage right now. That is way too many.


When someone tested positive for HIV twenty years ago, they were expecting a death sentence. Today, more than a quarter of all Americans living with diagnosed or undiagnosed HIV infection are 55+ years old. Living longer than ever thought possible isn't just incredible, it's also costly. 
 
Working alongside the Loving Food Resources food pantry in Asheville, WNCAP provides regular volunteers to deliver food and personal care packages to people living with HIV, and to anyone in hospice. 
 
 
 
We're thrilled to report that this year:
90 families received a nutritious food and personal care box every month
1,080 boxes were delivered to families living with HIV/AIDS
1,700 miles were driven to deliver these packages
 
 
 
 
 
Without the selfless work of our volunteer delivery teams, none of this would be possible. With 54 hours between small, dedicated teams, we can make a real impact on hunger in North Carolina. If you agree, contact Chris at wncapvolunteer@wncap.org to learn how you can volunteer in our food delivery, or any other program.
Join the Team!
WNCAP Is Now Hiring
Join our team!
 
Calling all HIV/AIDS advocates in western North Carolina: WNCAP is looking for candidates like you to join our expanding team!
 
We are now accepting applications for the following:
Digital Media Specialist
Prevention Specialist
Special Events Coordinator
 
To learn more about open positions in our Prevention and Development departments, please visit our job listings page.
 
Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala
Our Traveling Gallery is on the Move
Fine wine, fine art... what's not to love? The Signature Piece collection can now be viewed at Rezaz Mediterranean Restaurant & Wine Bar.
 
Raise Your Hand Signature Piece Traveling Gallery visits Rezaz Mediterranean Restaurant & Wine Bar
 
Thank you to Rezaz Mediterranean Restaurant & Wine Bar, not only for their impeccable Pinot selection, but for their strong support of WNCAP! Next time you're craving a fresh and modern spin on classic Mediterranean, make a stop at Rezaz in Biltmore Village to visit our Raise Your Hand Signature Piece winner and two follow-ups: on display now!
 
Like what you see? Tickets for the 29th Annual Raise Your Hand Auction & Gala are on sale.
What We're Reading
The Latest from WNCAP
"What Do Teens Think About When They Think About HIV?" on Jezebel
 
"I Found Out I Was HIV Positive at a Gay Bar" on Vice
 
"Take Two on the Senate Health Care Bill" on Blue Ridge Public radio
Dining Out For Life
Congrats to our 3, well, 4 winners!
Technically, Dining Out For Life had three drawing winners for exciting prizes. Congratulations to Deborah and Robert Miller of Waynesville, Rosemary Gess of Flat Rock, and Jane Hatley of Asheville. They received a $500 gift card, $500 Earth Fare certificate, and a 1-year pass to Fine Arts Theatre, respectively.
 
Less technically, there's a fourth: and that represents our clients and WNC community, for whom we dedicate all of our work. And because of you, everyone's a winner this year:
 
We Surpassed Our Fundraising Goal!
 
On behalf of the WNCAP Board, our staff, and our clients, we want to THANK YOU for the time and energy you took to making Dining Out For LifeĀ® 2017 a success. This year, with your help, we raised over $150,000 which will directly support WNCAP's mission of HIV prevention, client services, advocacy, and harm reduction across 18 counties of western North Carolina. We are grateful for the generosity of our local Sponsors, Participating Restaurants, and Volunteer Ambassadors, people just like you who care about preventing new HIV infections and providing medical access to those in our community who need it most. 
 
How Did YOUR Restaurant Do?
 
If you'd like to know how much money YOU raised through individual donations, email us with your name and restaurant here.
 
Dining Out "Fur" Life
 
 
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Western North Carolina AIDS Project  •  554 Fairview Rd.  •  Asheville, NC 28803

http://wncap.org

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