In response to the trail of destruction that Hurricane Katrina blazed throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Rainbow World Fund (RWF) is launching a Hurricane Katrina Relief Campaign.

Thousands of homes have been destroyed and many lives have been lost. Many of the survivors are homeless and in need of food, safe drinking water, and medical care. It is estimated that tens of thousands will need temporary housing for months to come.

Rainbow World Fund is partnered with America’s Second Harvest to help the survivor’s of Hurricane Katrina. We are responding with food aid – donations through RWF will go to America’s Second Harvest (ASH), the nation’s food bank network.

ASH expects that Hurricane Katrina hit at least ten food banks and hundreds of related agencies. Donations will be used to provide meals, groceries, transport food to survivors, and secure additional warehouse space to assist food banks in resuming and maintaining operations. 100 percent of the funds donated to the RWF Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund will go directly toward helping the survivors recover. Donate at www.rainbowfund.org/donate

Since 2000 Rainbow World Fund’s mission has been to promote LGBT philanthropy in the area of world humanitarian relief. RWF provides a united voice, a large visible presence, and a structure to deliver LGBT charitable assistance to the larger world community.

“RWF helps people in need by raising awareness and funds to support existing relief efforts around the world,” said RWF’s founder Jeff Cotter. “RWF provides a united voice and a large visible presence for LGBT humanitarian concern and service to the larger world community.” RWF is based in San Francisco and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

RWF supports projects in Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Cambodia, South Africa, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and the USA.

RWF focuses are: disaster relief, landmine eradication, safe drinking water access, hunger, and Global HIV/AIDS.

RWF’s international partners are: CARE, Africare, Water Partners International, Adopt-A Minefield (UNA), and America’s Second Harvest.

RWF also takes LGBT people on global awareness through experience tours.

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