Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 50 / 14 December 2017
 

LGBT fund seeks aid for tornado, flood survivors

In the wake of this week’s tornado in Joplin, Missouri that killed more than 100 people, and other recent deadly events, the LGBT-backed Rainbow World Fund has set up the U.S. Disaster fund.

An email blast last night (Wednesday, May 25) from the San Francisco-based agency noted that hundreds of people in Joplin are still missing. The message said the fund was established “at the request of our generous donors.”

In addition to the Missouri twister, there have also been tornados in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas, and dramatic flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states. According to Rainbow World Fund, the disasters have caused more than 440 deaths and $260 billion in property damage.

Donations to help survivors can be made at http://www.rainbowfund.org/donate/. Specify “U.S. Disaster” when donating.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 26, 2011 @ 11:26 am PST
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