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DOORWAYS Interfaith AIDS Housing and Services announces its RED H.O.T. event for Saturday, February 7, 2015 hosted by co-chairs Al and Glenda Wiman at the Four Seasons St. Louis from 7:00 PM - midnight. This event features, dinner, dancing, auction, and raffle. It is the 14th annual gala for the 26-year-old non-profit that provides housing and related supportive services to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.  DOORWAYS has seven housing complexes located throughout the City of St. Louis, a residential care facility and numerous assistance programs to offer hope and healing for those affected by HIV/AIDS.  Through direct service delivery and the efforts of identified program partners, DOORWAYS’ programs and services span the 15-county St. Louis metropolitan area, 62 under-served counties in outstate Missouri and another 55 under-served counties in outstate Illinois. As one of the most comprehensive AIDS housing programs in the nation, DOORWAYS offers a range of living options designed to meet the diverse needs of the HIV-affected population. The organization assists monthly over 600 adults and 300 children.

 

“Last year - thanks to the corporate sponsors and guests of RED - we raised over $250,000 to help men, women, and children in need.  This kind of funding is crucial to continuing work in a landscape where government and private foundation support can be ever-changing,” Opal M. Jones, DOORWAYS’ President and Chief Executive Officer, stated.  She added, “The mission behind the fun is truly a burning desire for a better future. H.O.T. stands for housing, opportunities and tomorrows.”

 

This year’s fire and ice theme will feature music from Dr. Zhivegas and include special touches like bright colors, flaming appetizers and icy drinks.  While the attire is black tie optional, many attendees will likely add a bit of sizzle to their apparel.  There will be men in suits and in tuxes, and women in floor length formal gowns, shorter skirts, jumpsuits and formal style slacks.  Décor will help guests feel as though they are ablaze for improved health and housing! 

 

RED will feature Al Wiman, former local news reporter, as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. Fletcher Lane will serve as auctioneer and this year’s invocation will be given by the Rev. Mark Kozielec of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Diane Gershman Levine serves as DOORWAYS’ Board Chair. Learn more at www.doorwaysRED.org.     

   

RED H.O.T.’s sponsors include:

 

Ameren

Anthem

Centene

Edward Jones

Emerson

Express Scripts

Garden View Care Center

Gershman Mortgage

Ladue News

LabCorp

Lantro Vision N.A.

Macy's

Mercy

Monsanto

Saint Louis University Hospital

SSM - St. Mary's Health Center/DePaul

Stifel Nicolaus Company

The Staenberg Group

Washington University School of Medicine

 

 About DOORWAYS

 

Doorways Interfaith Residence works to end homelessness for more than 2,000 men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.  Its focus is driven by the research that shows that housing is healthcare in both assisting those already infected with HIV and in prevention of the transmission of this life-threatening virus. 

Doorways is an interfaith non-profit organization that provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.  Through direct service delivery and the efforts of identified program partners, Doorways’ programs and services annually benefit 1,000 households living with HIV/AIDS in the 15-county St. Louis metropolitan area, 62 under-served counties in outstate Missouri, and another 55 under-served counties in outstate Illinois.  In Saint Louis, to volunteer or to donate, please visit www.doorwayshousing.org.             

 

 

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