Transgender Disaster Relief Fund now helping Furloughed Federal Workers

Transgender Disaster Relief Fund

Transgender Disaster Relief Fund

The Transgender Disaster Relief Fund is now accepting donations to help furloughed LGBTQ Federal Workers and allies impoverished by the Trump Government Shutdown.

Cristan Williams, a co-founder of the Transgender Disaster Relief Fund said in a statement, “We’ve made the application extremely simple and straightforward. We want the affected community to know that we stand with them in their time of need.” To apply for assistance or make a donation, individuals should go to the website.

Alexis Melvin, President of TFA said, “Many LGBTQI individuals and our allies are affected by the partial government shutdown. The sudden loss of income through no fault of their own can create very difficult situations and will provide whatever support we can to these individuals.

The Trans Disaster Relief is a project TFA, a 501c3 public charity, and was initially set up as a response to Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Since Hurricane Harvey, numerous other disasters, ranging from other hurricanes to earthquakes and wildfires, have been added to the support list.

America is under attack by Trump. It’s critical to know who our friends are.

NBC San Diego reports that help is being offered to pet owners and from corporations, and even Pizza from Canada!

San Diego Humane Society offered free pet food to federal employees Monday in three of their campuses across the county, Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego. The group provided two bags of pet food for any federal workers and their families.

  • T-Mobile is providing flexible payment support options to customers, including deferring payments or spreading payments out over time.
  • AT&T is helping workers impacted by the shutdown by offering flexible payments.
  • Verizon launched a Promise to Pay program, which allows customers to set a future payment date via their application.
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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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