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It's been over 10 years since Katrina devastated NO/AIDS and New Orleans. Over those challenging years, NO/AIDS has been able to not only re-build all the services we had before the storm but offer many more needed programs. We're doing a lot better, but can still use your help. We have greately expanded our services, including offering community health care and are working to be recognized for our LGBTQ services.
Over the last few years we have embarked on an exciting new phase of service to the community--in August, 2014, we opened a clinic that provides primary medical care, including health and wellness services such as nutirial counseling and behavioral health. We're moving beyong only HIV care. While open to anyone who wants to enter our door, insured or not, one of our focuses will be to provide welcoming and knowledgable care to the LGBTQ community. We just recnetly opened a dental clinic, and in partnership with LSU, are providing comprehensive Sexual Wellness services.
While New Orleans is not only recovering, but roaring back, we still face many challenges--one of them being a poor city with one of th highest rates of HIV per capita in the country--2nd only behind Baton Rouge. We've been in the top ten cities for rates of infection since before Katrina. Louisiana also has some of the highest rates of STDs in the nation.
Many of you know me as J.M. Redmann, writer of the Micky Knight mystery series. NO/AIDS is my day job. I'd love to write full-time, but unless and until that happens, I'm privledged to work at a job that matters, with people I like and respect and, who I have witnessed day after day go the extra mile--taking extra time with a client, being out late at night because that's how we reach people, traveling to the 'not nice' neighborhoods because everyone matters.
I'm even willing to provide incentives:
$25 - An emailed 1st chapter of the next Micky Knight book, currently titled The Girl on the Edge of Summer. It's due out early spring of 2017.
$50 - Hard copy signed of the above, signed personally to you
$100 - The previous incentives and YOUR NAME (or one of your choosing, as long as it doesn't get me in legal trouble) in this book (or an upcomgin one since this one is mostly written/characters named) as a character. No guarentee, but I'll do my best to honor requests such as not to be a villain, etc.
$300 - The complete manuscript for the next Micky Knight novel. I will have a resonable compleated and edited draft done by the end of Oct. The actual book won't be out until April of next year.
I'm asking you to support us because HIV/AIDS is still an important battle to win, one that has led the way on many other health battles, and because I know where the money goes and what it supports--life-saving services for those who most need them. Whatever you can do, small or large, matters more than I can say.
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