Join us right here at Boundary Bay Brewery this Friday, November 6th (at 10:30pm) to raise money for the Evergreen AIDS Foundation. The Holy Tailfeathers and antenna eleven will be rocking our tap room and all the money raised by your $4 cover will go directly to the Evergreen AIDS Foundation to help their incredible work in our county.
The mission of Evergreen AIDS Foundation (EAF) is to foster a healthy and hopeful community response to HIV/AIDS in Northwest Washington through education, prevention and direct client services. EAF started with some friends sitting around in a bar talking about what they could do to help a close friend with AIDS. And help they did — with food, with chores, with money (AIDS was, is, an impoverishing disease) and, most importantly, with care and support. One, became two, became dozens, as HIV disease came to Bellingham (like everywhere else, not spared). More volunteers, too, and with them organization and a name: Evergreen AIDS Support Services.
Evergreen AIDS Foundation is the largest community-based agency providing services to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties. Services include case management, chore services, transportation, housing support, food assistance, emergency financial assistance, psychosocial support, mental health counseling, resource library and database, Internet access and referral services. Evergreen AIDS Foundation (EAF) began in 1985 as a grassroots community effort to meet the needs of people in Bellingham living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and is one of the oldest continuously operating AIDS service organizations in the country.