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Thanks to House of Mercy supporters who helped raise $48,841 for our 2017 Walk for AIDS on April 22! We appreciate our community's support!

 

Congratulations to Stan Patterson, House of Mercy President and CEO, for 20 years of service to House of Mercy! Stan joined House of Mercy on June 10, 1997.

 

House of Mercy appreciates recent donations from First Ward Elementary's Springtime Sweeties Pageant, Dover Foundation, Howe Foundation, First Gaston Foundation, The Stamps Family Charitable Fund, Barbara and Mike Gardner Charitable Fund and a bequest from the Richard Wardlow Charitable Endowment. Thank you!

 

Did You Know?

 

House of Mercy, an AIDS ministry founded by the Sisters of Mercy in Belmont, has provided a home and specialized care for 328 low-income men and women since 1991. The NC Department of Health and Human Services reports as of December 31, 2015 there were 33,388 persons diagnosed and living with HIV infection in North Carolina and another 4000 estimated persons who are unaware they are infected.

 

House of Mercy’s primary service area includes Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Anson, Stanly, Rowan, Cabarrus, Iredell, Lincoln and Cleveland counties. As of December 30, 2015 there were 7,446 diagnosed persons living with HIV disease (including 2,709 living with AIDS) in our 10-county service area and an additional 307 infections reported nby Sept. 30, 2016 in those counties. Mecklenburg County, House of Mercy’s largest county served, ranks first among 100 NC counties with the most HIV cases diagnosed. There are approximately 6,283 in Mecklenburg County and 647 persons in Gaston County living with HIV/AIDS.*

 

A photo tour of House of Mercy is available on our website. Financial donations may be made via credit card online or by check to House of Mercy. A Wish List of needed household and pantry items is also on the website.

 

*NC 2015 HIV/STD Surveillance Report

 

Make a difference...

You can make a difference in the lives of low-income persons living with AIDS in our area by supporting House of Mercy. Help change a life with a credit card donation, check or money order payable to:

House of Mercy
P. O. Box 808
Belmont, NC 28012

You can give a gift in honor of or in memory of someone.  An acknowledgement card will be sent to the persons you designate.

   

The Assumption Girls volunteered at House of Mercy this spring

and enjoyed meeting our residents.

 

 

House of Mercy thanked our dedicated nursing staff during Nurses Week

on May 9 with candy and gift cards. L to R: CNA Geraldine White, CNA Casey Sutton,

President Stan Patterson, Director of Development Margie Storch, Director of Nursing

Shirley Stowe and Director of HR & Administration Connie Hastings.

 

Looking Back:

House of Mercy President Stan Patterson

holds a memorial panel created for a

House of Mercy resident in 1998.

Stan (R) with staff and supporters at the

1998 Walk for AIDS.

Birthdays are always celebrated

at House of Mercy. Happy Birthday Shelia!

A memorial service was held at

House of Mercy on March 7 to remember

four residents who died this year.

 

 

Amanda Lane delivers pantry items

donated to House of Mercy

at First Ward Elementary School's

Springtime Sweeties Pageant.

Thanks Sweeties!