During the first week of October in 1995 — 20 years ago this week as of this writing — Robb began working on the house that would become known as “Robb’s House.”
Robb had seen many HIV and AIDS clients who had been shunned, outcast, fired, and living in poverty, homeless because they had acquired HIV or were living with AIDS. Robb knew he was one of the lucky ones who had a supportive family.
Robb took me on a tour of the house that he wanted to help turn into a home for people struggling to survive with the disease. To call the house a “fixer upper” is to be optimistic.
The reason I have resurrected this Robb’s Life series is to continue Robb’s legacy and to continue his support for the DeLaCerda House, including Robb’s House. Even 20 years later, many people who are living with HIV/AIDS find themselves homeless. You can help by donating a few dollars to the cause Robb was so passionate about. Go to www.delacerdahouseinc.org and click on the “Donate” button on the right side of the page.
This story shows Robb giving me a tour of the house and outlining his vision for it.