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Senator Frist and Convention Delegates Support AIDS-Affected People Around the World, Raise Funds for Gustav Evacuees
Date:9/2/2008

Delegates Join World Vision, ONE to Build Hope and Give Help

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delegates to the Republican Party Convention are sending a message to the most vulnerable communities around the world including evacuees in the Gulf Coast region and those suffering from HIV and AIDS in developing countries: "We are here to help."

World Vision and the ONE Campaign are inviting party delegates to do something unconventional. This event provides an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of people in need around the world, from Hurricane Gustav evacuees to those suffering from HIV and AIDS in developing countries.

"This service project demonstrates in a very real way the volunteer spirit that is at the foundation of our country and our organizations -- World Vision and ONE," ONE President and CEO David Lane said. "We want to do what we can to assist residents of the Gulf Coast region as they deal with their own crisis. We're fortunate to be partnering with World Vision, which runs both international and domestic relief efforts, to raise money for hurricane victims."

"This Caregiver Kit Build is a perfect fit for this historic event, because it demonstrates the power in the individual's hands to impact children and families affected by HIV and AIDS," said Richard Stearns, President of World Vision. "We believe this demonstrates the rising numbers of Americans who are passionately engaged in the fight against poverty and AIDS."

"We're all in this together. Ending extreme poverty and preventable global disease requires all of us to come together and do what we can to change the world. That can mean uniting our voices as one to call for change, or rolling up our sleeves as one to help those in need," explained former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who co-chairs ONE's presidential campaign initiative, ONE Vote '08.

In part because ONE members have raised their voices in hundred
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