The San Pedro AIDS Commission is one of the most active groups on the island and since their inception they have been working really hard in creating more awareness on HIV/AIDS on the island.
In July 26, 2011 the San Pedro Aids Commission presented to the public a financial report which was from January 1 to June 31, 2011 which stated in details their expenditures which totaled to $7,383.46. The group is once more pleased to make public their most recent details on how they are spending its funds and distributing assistance to those in need.
San Pedro Aids Commission Expenses as of July 1st to December 31st, 2011:
*Donations to AIDS Patients - $4,950.00 - majority of the funds raised goes towards monetary donations for HIV positive patients. Stipends are delivered to these patients depending on their needs and specific cases.
*Medical Expenses (Vitamins, etc) - $434.30 - Although the Government of Belize does provide free antiretroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS patients in the country, there is still more that patients need to keep up with their health, and thus the SP AIDS Commission provides patients with additional vitamins and medication.
*Information Campaign Expenses - $1,736.70 – Education is vital and thus the group spends on the making of fliers, videos and painting of murals (most recently on the northern wall of the Caribeña Lagoon side-gas station).
** Overall expenses for the last six months - $7,121.00
“I would like to thank the entire San Pedro community for their support,” stated Mr. Felix Ayuso. “Thank you to all residents and businesses that support us. And a special thank you to all members for your arduous work on all our fundraising events.”
Mr. Ayuso also announced that coming again very soon is the San Pedro AIDS Commission participation in the Carnaval Comparsas and the Noche de las Estrellas on which is set for Saturday, April 7, 2012 (Holy Saturday).
The San Pedro AIDS Commission would like to make mention that they meet every first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Hotel. Interested persons wishing to join are most welcomed as well as any assistance (donations) is also appreciated. For more information contact chairman Felix Ayuso at 663-9922.