June 26, 2010
I have been involved with Careteam since its inception, including helping to write the initial grant application almost 20 years ago. I was also one of the first volunteer drivers to get clients to their doctor appointments, as well as one of the members of the first board, and past-chairman of the Horry County AIDS Consortium, which pre-dated Careteam, Inc. Over the years it has accepted the challenges related to getting its clients the best care and drugs available. It has taken the work of a great number of volunteers and staff to be able to meet all of the challenges presented to Careteam, and has worked with all people affected by this disease--all genders, all races and all sexual orientations, without exception. Although many of its original clients and volunteers have passed on, Careteam has continued to grow and expand its programs and presence in the Horry, Georgetown, and Williamsburg Counties, despite all of the misinformation and fear that it faced, especially in its early years. It still continues to be a well-run organization that has only gotten better throughout its years on the Grand Strand.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
all phases throughout its existence. It has only gotten better every year since it was established.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Former volunteer & AIDSWalk volunteer and organizer, HIV/AIDS educator, former board member.