LGBTQ Compassion in Action

RWF is the world's first a nd only all-volunteer, LGBTQ- based humanitarian aid organization. Our mission is to promote peace, unity and hope by leading the LGBTQ movement in participating in humanitarian relief efforts. RWF has donated over $4.4 million of life saving aid.

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Dear Friends,
On June 3, Central America's most active volcano erupted, causing more fatalities than any of those previously recorded at Fuego, near Antigua, Guatemala.   
Guatemala Volcano: Entire Villages Buried in Toxic Ash 
Ongoing lava flows are prompting new evacuations.  
Over 2 million people have been affected, hundreds of people are missing, at least 109 deaths have been confirmed. Entire villages have been wiped out and lava flows are prompting more evacuations.
The land will be unusable for years to come.  

A child being rescued from the ash that buried her village.  
Since 2004, RWF has been funding humanitarian work and delivering medicines and medical equipment to Guatemala. Right now we are working with our in-country partners to provide emergency aid to the survivors.  
Join us Thursday, June 21 from 6-10pm at San Francisco's Academy of Science LGBTQ Pride Party in Golden Gate Park. This is one of our favorite parties. Be sure to stop by RWF's table learn about our latest projects and pick up a rainbow pride bracket. Send us a message if you would like to volunteer at this event. The evening includes lots of cool science and performances by drag queen extraordinaire Heklina & Friends. Learn more here! 
Music by Hella Gay Dance Party and Swagger Like Us.
RWF's Rainbow Bus will be parked in the Castro at Jane Warner Plaza (the mini urban park in front of the Twin Peaks Bar at Castro St @ Market St) from 10 am to 7 pm. The Bus has a lounge interior and will be open up for visitors.  
Volunteer: We are looking for a few more volunteers to be hosts in the bus' lounge and at our information table on Sunday, June 24. Shifts start at 10 am and go to 7 pm. This is a great alternative way to volunteer at Pride. 
The Rainbow lounge will be open noon to 7pm.
Throughout Pride week, we will be raising funds to help LGBTQ refugees from Iraq and Syria.  
RWF provides emergency air transportation and living assistance to LGBTQ refugees escaping Iraq and Syria who face imminent threats in their homelands.  
Many of the people that RWF has helped have been granted asylum and have relocated to Europe and the U.S. We hope to help even more of our brothers and sisters. Your gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more can literally save a life in the Middle East. 
Be sure to stop by the bus and get a Rainbow Pride bracelet.
In Solidarity,

J eff Cotter,
Executive Director