SOURCE: AIDS Services Foundation Orange County

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County

June 20, 2016 11:00 ET

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County Celebrates 25,000 Volunteer Hours With Appreciation Luncheon

IRVINE, CA and SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2016) - In gratitude for the 350 volunteers who donated more than 25,000 hours of service this past year, AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) held an appreciation luncheon on June 11 at Las Lomas Community Park in Irvine, Calif.

The large gathering celebrated the valuable volunteer recruitment and assistance, which consisted of:

  • 31 undergraduate interns, who donated a total of 4,581 hours
  • 220 AIDS Walk 2015 volunteers, who donated 765 hours
  • Food Pantry volunteers, who donated 8,076 hours
  • 32 gala volunteers, who donated 201 hours
  • Office assistance volunteers, who donated 2,918 hours
  • 179 Orange County Ride for AIDS volunteers, who donated 550 hours

The dollar value of this assistance -- based on the valuation of $27.59 per hour for volunteer time in California, as established by Independent Sector -- totaled $694,137.00. Additionally, ASF registered 89 newly volunteers this year!

"ASF would not be able to do the work that we do if not for the incredible dedication of our generous volunteers," said Philip Yaeger, ASF CEO and executive director. "Every volunteer, every hour and every dollar that ASF is afforded is well-used and brings us one step closer to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Orange County. From all of us here at ASF, we thank you!"

For more than 30 years, ASF has helped more than 8,000 people living with HIV and AIDS in Orange County. The foundation welcomes volunteers from every walk of life to assist in varying capacities, including outreach, administrative assistance, social media promotion and fundraising efforts. From speaking out about HIV/AIDS at schools to increase awareness and education, to hosting a free, rapid 20-minute HIV testing events, ASF seeks to build a stronger community that works in unity to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Orange County.

For more information on how to volunteer or to learn more about ASF, please visit www.ocasf.org.

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) is a nonprofit AIDS service organization that has helped more than 8,000 people living with HIV disease in Orange County since 1985. ASF serves the local community impacted by HIV and AIDS by providing food, transportation, housing, emergency financial assistance, counseling, education and preventative services. You can learn more about the organization by visiting www.ocasf.org.

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