World AIDS Day: December 1
The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Committee asks local congregations to observe the 15th anniversary of World AIDS Day committing to Just Save One child from contracting the disease on December 1, 2013.
The committee developed downloadable resources in cooperation with the United Methodist boards of Church and Society and Global Ministries.
Through the generosity of United Methodists and others, UMGAF has supported more than 200 HIV/AIDS church-oriented programs in over 35 countries. For United Methodists living in the United States, 25 percent of all contributions given to UMGAF through a local United Methodist church remain in the annual conference for AIDS ministries.
UMGAF has raised more than US $3.5 million to assist thousands of people who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Yet, there are 34 million individuals living with the virus. We need your financial contribution to Just Save One of those millions.
For the next year, UMGAF is intensifying it’s work of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV and AIDS. Even a small gift can make a big difference. It costs less than $10 to prevent transmission of HIV from a mother to a child; and just $1 provides needed nutrients for an AIDS orphan.
· A gift of US $20 can provide nursing care for a child born HIV positive;
· A US $50 gift can help educate young people and adults how to prevent HIV;
· A US $100 gift will supply nutrients to 100+ AIDS orphans suffering from dehydration.