As many of you know, I spent the better part of the 1990s as the co-chair of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt chapter in Seattle. During that time I met literally thousands of people who were touched by AIDS and an equal number who were actively doing something about it.
One person whom I met only a precious few times was Shirley Bridge. She was a much more focused and tireless worker than I, as the link above will attest.
Shirley passed away this morning and it would mean a lot to me if you'd read a bit about her and reflect, as I am doing, on how we can all make a difference.
It would also be wonderful if you could visit Shirley's legacy fund at Building Changes and, in her honor, support HIV / AIDS Housing.
UPDATE: For online donations go to http://buildingchanges.org/support/ and use the Give Direct button to pay online with a credit card. On the form please specify that it is for Shirley's Legacy Fund.
UPDATE2: Shirley's obituary from the Seattle Times.