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Volunteers Needed for AIDS Quilt Display on the National Mall

AIDS QuiltThe following post comes from HRC Operations Coordinator Jeoff Lara:

The 48,000 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on display throughout July in our nation’s capital, including right here at HRC headquarters. The Names Project still needs lots of volunteers to help with displays on the Mall and throughout the DC area.

Help is needed on the following days:

July 19, 2012, National Mall: Strong, able-bodied people are needed to help set up the infrastructure for the Quilt on the Mall. Shifts start at approximately 9 am and go all day long. Volunteers can choose to participate for only a portion of the day, and some refreshments will be provided.

July 20, 2012, National Mall: 100 able-bodied people are needed to help cable-tie the blocks of quilt together to make patches for the display.

July 21-25, 2012, National Mall: Volunteers are needed to help unfold the Quilt on the National Mall every day around 9 am, and to fold it back up around 4 pm each day. 

Individuals can sign up at Groups can email

Volunteers can also check-in on the National Mall any day between July 19-25, and they will be directed to where we need the most help.

Your help is absolutely critical in making this historic display a success, so please consider coming out if you’re in the DC area and available. Hope to see you on the Mall!

Photo from one of ten Quilt panels currently on display in the HRC lobby. Learn more about HRC’s involvement in the 19th International AIDS Conference by visiting

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