Trans Disaster Relief Fund Donor Comments

The Washington Blade reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund
September 3, 2017
NBC News reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund:
September 6, 2017

Sometimes, especially in the middle of a natural disaster, it’s important to not only share resources, but the love and encouragement donors send our community. What follows are just some of the comments we have received from our fantastic donors:

  • “With love, be well my sisters.”
  • “Thank you for helping trans and gq people survive and recover after the massive flooding.”
  • “Peace peace peace and so much love to all of you!”
  • “With love, from Canada.”
  • “Be safe. From California”
  • “In honor of Penny Jo, Heather, and Amie”
  • “Just want to say hi to Scout from TAP. Hope you are doing well, friend. -Andrew at Victoria”
  • “Sending love”
  • “It’s not a lot but I hope it helps”

TFA responds: Everything helps … especially the fact that you care!

  • “Thank you for all your work transgender and intersex persons. I hope this little amount can help someone recover and stay safe during this terrible situation. Much love to you all.”
  • “My heart is with you, as you work to keep people safe and comforted during this time. I hope this little bit helps and that you feel the love and support from strangers far away.”
  • “Sending you love from VA.”
  • “Keep up the good work!”
  • “From a Texas ex-pat. Wishing blessings, peace, and safety on all those you are helping.”
  • “Sending love to the trans community of TX from MD! <3”
  • “From Minnesota to Texas. Hope this helps some.”
  • “I’m a trans woman from Illinois and I appreciate the work you are doing!”
  • “I don’t have much to give but I’m sending my positive energy! Stay safe y’all”
  • “Y’all doing good work :)”
  • “Thank you so much for the work you do. Sending love and prayers from Los Angeles.”
  • “Please use this to help trans and queer people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.”

TFA responds: Everything helps … especially the fact that you care!

  • “Sending cold hard cash instead of thoughts and prayers. I wish I could help more! Please also give someone a hug for me and tell them they are loved.”
  • “Thank you for doing this important work. Love from Canadian friend”
  • “Please keep my identity and donation anonymous. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request.”

TFA responds: Absolutely! … In fact, we have already forgotten who you are … ok, we haven’t really forgotten, we just won’t tell anyone.

  • “Sending love from Colorado.”
  • “We were very fortunate, to have lost nothing. My husband and I (both transgender) are happy to do this small thing to help our brothers and sisters.”
  • “We love you from Mississippi”
  • “The band Lower Dens posted on FB about y’all. Thank you for working hard to protect people in need.”

TFA responds: We will send them a thank you note!

  • “Send my love and support to all of the people affected by Harvey. I hope you all stay safe and dry.”
  • “Thank you for being there for this community”
  • “My love and thoughts and positive energy goes out to y’all. Stay safe and cared for.”
  • “Sending prayers. Be safe.”
  • “Sending love from Philadelphia.”
  • “Stay safe y’all. Thanks for providing a way for us to help.”
  • “Be blessed. My prayers are with you. Love you all so much xo”
  • “Blessed be”
  • “Sending love and strength <3”
  • “Trans Floridian living in Washington wishing everyone a speedy and safe recovery.”
  • “Thank you for your hard work helping people!”
  • “Hope it will help a little during this disaster. Trans people deserve the same help as anyone else. Love to you all”
  • “Thank you for the work you’re doing to assist marginalized people in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.”
  • “Thank you for your work!”
  • “Sending you love and solidarity, thanks for your work, and thoughts of strength, resiliency, and justice from Olympia, Washington.”
  • “My heart is going out to my fellow QUILTBAGgers. I don’t know you but I love you all. <3”
  • “Best Wishes from Colorado Springs”
  • “We love you”
  • “Keep doing the good work! Fighting the good, hard fight.”
  • “Thank you so much for the work you are doing. You have my support.”
  • “Donating in conjunction with my spouse. We send you much love from Iowa. <3”
  • “Thank you for the work you are doing!”
  • “Solidarity from Kentucky. Thank you for the work you are doing!”
  • “Spectrum South stands with LGBTQI Houston”
  • “Hi I’m O. Thank you for setting this fund up for our folks. Let me know how else I can help as I am also in the Houston metro area.”
  • “Sending much love and support. Thank you for your work! Also, I didn’t see a privacy policy online; so, please note my request: do not sell, trade, or share my information with other groups or orgs and or send print mail. Many thanks!”

TFA responds: Request noted and will absolutely be honored. And, we will add our privacy policy ….

  • “Please do not add my address to any paper mailing lists. Email is fine though.”

TFA responds: Request noted and will absolutely be honored.

  • “This was raised from a fundraiser we did selling a workbook on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Solidarity and blessings.”

TFA responds: Thank you!!

  • “Please make sure these funds go directly to a person in need!”
  • “Houston loves you”


From TFA: Our donors are AMAZING!


A version of this article first appeared on the TFA website.

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