Indiana AIDS Walk

By Barney on October 19, 2010 in AmeriCorps

Team Indy committed to assisting with setup, teardown, and working the day of the Indiana AIDS Walk & Ride.  It was pleasure to be able to work alongside so many partners of the Indiana AIDS Fund, local community groups, college organizations, and families.

The day before we spent about four hours setting up for the next day moving supplies to setup for canopies, dozens of cases of water, boxes, and just about anything else that needed to go to the park for the walk.  The day of for the AmeriCorps Team started promptly at 6:00am and finished around 7:00pm.  A 13 hour day that actually seemed to go rather quickly reflecting on everything that we did.

Team Indy 2009-2010 minus our Dearest Chloe Sidley (Alumni not including current members Left to Right: Amanda Quillen-Damien Center, Kyle Bonham-Life Care)

Team Indy 2010-2011 after an intense day of Getting Things Done

First thing in the morning was setup of canopies, tables, chairs, quilts, and health fair vendors.  Then we “tested out” the bounce house to be sure it was safe for the children.  We had a chance to mingle and be sure that all the health fair vendors had what they needed.  We even came up with ideas for a few new fifth days from meeting people in the field.  Second year members got a chance to chat with alumni but only for a moment, as eventually we split in half to place route monitors on the path of the walk downtown Indianapolis.  The path began at Meridian Street, went around monument circle, down the canal and back to the park.

The walk raised a total of $171,455.  There were more teams, participants, and volunteers than in the past.  All the funds will go towards DEFA to assist with emergency shelter, utilities, food, medicine, and other daily living needs.

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