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Project Open Hand lights up

by BAR staff

Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter  

Project Open Hand, which provides meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses, has a new neon sign outside its offices in a historic building at 730 Polk Street. On June 10, a lighting ceremony was held featuring San Francisco Mayor London Breed, District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, and Project Open Hand CEO Paul Hepfer. Organization officials noted that the sign will be a beacon for a vibrant, safe, and secure neighborhood. The choice of neon conforms with the history of the Tenderloin, with its corner stores, bars, and other businesses, a news release stated. The agency is also working to raise $375,000 by the end of the month to fix its aging elevators and support its programs. To donate to the Uplift campaign, click here.

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