CORT Sponsors 2016 World AIDS Day Luncheon

This December, CORT purchased a $1,500 table sponsorship for the 2016 World AIDS Day Luncheon to further their commitment to the work this organization is doing in and around the local community. The AIDS Foundation of Houston (AFH) offers programs and services to over 7,000 individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in the Houston area. CORT partners with the organization to provide home furnishings for safe, affordable living and supportive services to individuals and families impacted by HIV.

“It is our goal to partner with organizations who have a mission to provide programs and services that have a positive impact in the community,” says Todd Shell, regional manager, CORT.  “The AIDS Foundation of Houston supports the underserved and fulfills a need for families here in the Houston area.”

CORT employees in attendance included:  Todd Shell, regional manager, supportive housing; Dan Watkins, assistant district general manager, Houston; Ken Jones, assistant district general manager, Houston; and Jennifer Robins, regional manager, workplace.  Table guests included Melissa Ragsdale Darrah, director of social media and citizens net, Houston Mayors office; Melody Barr, deputy assistant director, City of Houston Housing and Community Development; Mike Shirl, chief operations officer, The Women’s Home; Patricia Acuna, Cloudbreak Communities; Tamara Foster, vice president, New Hope Housing; and Emelda House, Harmony House.

Also in attendance were Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, city council members, and local television and radio personalities.

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