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Cable Positive is putting out the call for volunteers to help with the revitalization efforts of Project Lazarus, the AIDS organization still feeling the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

At Project Lazarus, a home for AIDS patients, Cable Positive is asking volunteers attending the NCTA Cable Show in New Orleans next month to assist the organization’s full-time staff by landscaping, painting, cleaning, cooking, and via social interaction with residents. 

The cable and telecommunications industry’s AIDS action organization is asking for people to lend a hand Monday May 19 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (CT) and noon and 2:30 p.m.; and Tuesday May 20 between 9 a.m. and noon.

Founded in 1983, Project Lazarus is the oldest and largest assisted living residential facility for people living with AIDS in the Gulf Coast region. Consisting of four houses, Project Lazarus, originally and still sometimes called Lazarus House, is home to a maximum of 24 individual at a time.Its 32 full-time staffers and more than 150 volunteers provide 24-hour care to residents.

Volunteers are asked to meet at Cable Positive’s booth #3035 on the show floor, one hour before the shift is scheduled to begin. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Morial Convention Center to Project Lazarus

Those interested in more information or volunteering, should contact Cable Positive director of programs Jennifer Medina at 212-459-1504, or jennifer@cablepositive.org