Pastor Okyere Baffour, Communications Director of East Ghana Conference of the Church, who led a host of church members and pastors™ wives to donate the items, said it had been an annual affair to support such a worthy cause.
He said the sick and the needy had always been the target of the SDA Church and commended the Founder and Director of the House, Reverend Monsignor Bobby Benson for such a noble agenda of caring for people living with HIV and their children.
Pastor Baffour encouraged inmates of the House not to be troubled, but to take their drugs as prescribed by their health professionals to stay healthy and assured them of the continuous support of his Church.
Rev. Monsignor Benson who received the items on behalf of the House, thanked the Church for the donation and indicated that, such donations from the public had sustained the House. He used the occasion to express appreciation to benevolent organizations for their continued support.
He said currently, the House was caring for over 54 PLHIV and over 90 orphaned and vulnerable children whose parents had either died from AIDS or very ill to take care of them.
Rev. Monsignor Benson said despite the intensive care and support provided by the House, they lost four inmates during the year and urged the Church to identify and support dependants left behind.
He said stigma and discrimination still existed as a result, many inmates of the House were not able to disclose their status to their families, and urged the Church to play an advocacy role for the general public to view HIV and AIDS as any other disease to end the stigma and discrimination.