Funding for spending on both HIV and homeless services was included in the mandatory sequestration. Estimates are that almost 8,000 households that include people living with HIV/AIDS will lose HOPWA housing assistance, putting them at risk for a return to homelessness. People simply cannot wait for our gridlocked country to get its act together and help those who are most vulnerable. I've sent many people personal appeals over the past week, with more to come for some of you. If you can, please donate to my ride today. I will continue to push to raise these important funds, as the need is real and urgent.