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Last month on Saturday, February 6, 2010, I was invited to an AMHH (Auntie M's Helping Hands, Inc.) event. Nothing unusual about this, as AMHH holds events throughout the year in which I am regularly invited to, but they seemed a little more eager for me to attend this particular fundraiser event than perhaps others of late. They had a mysterious "surprise" for me. I hadn't been to one in a while and I figured why not since I hadn't seen so many of my friends there in some time now. AMHH, Inc is a not-for-profit charity made up entirely by volunteers which helps to raise funds for programs and organizations in the Long Island LGBT community. Since they are all volunteers, there are no real administrative overhead. The core of the organization is mostly made up of former owners, workers, and patrons of the warm and friendly community pub, Auntie M's which was around in the 1990s, hence the name, Auntie M's Helping Hands. The pub which is unfortunately is no longer around today, was once described as one similar to that of the famous 'Cheers' - a place where everyone knew your name. It was very much the case. Everyone there was family (take note that I am not using enclosing "family" in quotes here).
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