Rainbow World Fund, the international relief agency, is among the many non-profits accepting donations to go directly toward aiding the tens of thousands of displaced, injured, and needy victims of the earthquake in Haiti. What separates RWF apart from, say, the Red Cross is its specific focus on LGBTs, working with queer communities across the globe to provide assistance. Thus far, RWF has committed $40,000 to the Haitian relief effort, and they’re still accepting donations. If you’re interested in offering financial support, visit their site here and specify “Haiti.” Of course, we remind everyone to carefully research and vet any organization they donate money to, to ensure funds go where they’re intended. In 2007, RWF claims “of every $1 RWF received (monetary donations, grants, interest income and contributed supplies), 91¢ went to programs and services that directly benefited those most in need. 2.9¢ went to educate people about issues of humanitarian need and 6.5¢ went to administrative and fundraising costs.” Those are some pretty excellent numbers for a non-profit.
It is at times like these when we really need to come together, no matter what our orientation. Thanks for putting this up Queerty.
Mr. Gay Oregon
I’m part of a drag queen organization in Oregon…we’ve already sent off about $300 to a local organization who’s aiding in the efforts from myself and Miss Gay Oregon and we’re raising more money this weekend by doing what we do best…putting on drag shows and looking fabulous! – Jonny Woo Foxx, Mr Gay Oregon 39
Thanks for posting this. They need $$$
Bravo Mr. Gay Oregon!
Rainbow World fund is indeed a good organization. Also– despite all the feel good clothes drives around, MONEY is what is needed. It is easily used for emergency services, and doesn’t have the huge efforts of transportation attached to it. COme on guys… this is an epic natural disaster– I made a quick online donation just in the amount of what I would have spent if I went out last night. And I will do more, as I can.
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