Sacramento, Ca. -- State Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County) honored Desert AIDS Project as the 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year in the 28th Senate District in ceremonies held June 5th in Sacramento.
Desert AIDS Project joined other non-profit organizations in receiving the recognition at the Fourth Annual California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol hosted by the California Association of Nonprofits.
Senator Stone presented a Senate Resolution to Carl Baker, DAP Director of Legal and Legislative Affairs, and Zayda Weldon, DAP Director of Social Services, during a celebration luncheon as part of the annual event.
“I am honored that Carl and Zayda were able to join me here today,” said Senator Stone. “Since 1984, Desert AIDS Project has been the Coachella Valley’s preeminent nonprofit resource for those living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV and Aids.”
In addition, DAP strives to improve the overall health of the entire community, including those underserved by current health care systems, by providing comprehensive, quality primary and preventive healthcare, dentistry, behavioral health and social services to more than 6,500 Coachella Valley area residents.
“It is my pleasure to honor Desert AIDS Project for all they have done and continue to do for so many people in the 28th Senate District,” said Senator Stone. “I will continue to support their efforts and wish them nothing but success in the years to come.”
The California Association of Nonprofits is a statewide alliance with more than 10,000 organizations that represent and promote California's growing nonprofit sector.