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Help N. California Fire Survivors: LGBTQ Aid -Donate Supplies and Funds

Be part of the LGBTQ Community's response to the wildfires in Northern California.

Rainbow World Fund is partnering with local San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ groups that are mobilizing to provided front-line aid. We are raising funds and collecting needed supplies to deliver to the effected areas.

About the Fires: 76 people have been killed, nearly 1200 remain missing, and 50,000 people are homeless. Most survivors have lost everything. The recovery efforts will be long term and require many forms of aid.

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Here are 4 ways you can help:  

1. DONATE MONEY: Monetary donations provide us with the most flexibility to help. A donation to RWF's Northern California Fire Fund is fully tax deductible and 100% will go to help people most in need. Specify "Fire" when you donate online or when sending a check to Rainbow World Fund, 4111 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114. Donate online at:

2. DONATE SUPPLIES: On Sunday, Dec. 9 & Saturday, Dec. 15, the Rainbow Bus will be parked at Jane Warner Plaza in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood where we will be collecting both monetary and in-kind donations.

Supplies most needed include bottled water, backpacks, toiletries (tooth paste & tooth brushes, hand sanitizer, soap, sunscreen, diapers (baby and adult), feminine products, contact lens solution, NEW cloths only (pajamas, sweatpants, T-shirts, maternity cloths). We are also collecting NEW Christmas gifts for children.

Help collect supplies in the Castro on Dec. 9 & 15. Volunteers are needed to greet people and help with the supply collection. If you would like to help please send us a message here:

4. HOLIDAY PARTY Dec. 14 - Save the date: RWF is teaming up with local LGBTQ nonprofits for a holiday party benefit at San Francisco's Gough House, a victorian mansion in Pacific Heights on Friday, Dec. 14 from 7-10pm. Stay tuned for details and ticket information. 

ABOUT RAINBOW WORLD FUND: RWF’s mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF's aid work creates visibility, builds bridges and allow us to demonstrate LGBTQ compassion and concern for the world. Since 2000, RWF has donated nearly $4.5 million in grants and humanitarian aid: