Aids Foundation gets second car from Vlaun and General Motors

POSTED: 11/8/11 6:24 PM

St. Maarten – F.W. Vlaun & Sons handed over the second of five cars that it’s donating to the St. Maarten Aids Foundation yesterday. The first car was donated in 2010 and the local company has partnered with General Motors to donate five cars to help the foundation raise money as part of the Stronger Together Red Ribbon Campaign, which is in its sixth year.
Tuesday’s presentation was made at the F.W. Vlaun and Son’s showroom in Philipsburg. This year’s donation of a “red, beautiful Chrevolet Spark,” coincides with General Motor’s 100th Anniversary and is a joint donation from the local dealer and General Motors.

President of the St. Maarten AIDS Foundation Dr. Gerard van Osch said that because HIV and AIDS are chronic manageable diseases there is a need to provide continuous care to people living with HIV who do not have insurance. There is also a need to sustain education on prevention and efforts to fight stigma and discrimination.
“That means we need to find sustainable ways to finance our efforts and donations like the one from what one of our members calls “generous motors” need to continue,” van Osch said.

Managing Director of the Scotia bank, which partners with the St. Maarten Aids Foundation on the Stronger Together campaign, thanked Vlaun and Son and General Motors for their contribution. He also expressed hope that the foundation will be able to raise at least the $28,000, they raised last year with the raffle of another Chevrolet Spark.

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