Benefit for victims of last night’s fire

There’s already a benefit show being organized for tomorrow to benefit the victims of last night’s fire in La Lengua. The residents of the building lost nearly all their possessions and are without a place to live. Here’s the full release from facebook:

Hey Ya’ll

Many of you saw or heard about the devastating fire that happened on Mission and Valencia last night. The house that took the brunt of the damage was actually a house full of amazing friends who many of you may know and love. It looks as though the fire destroyed most or all of their possessions and made the house uninhabitable for the foreseeable future.

Currently the residents are without homes, clothes, and other basic necessities and could really use assistance getting back on their feet. The four people who lost their home are all amazing people who have been active vibrant parts of our queer community in San Francisco and have always shown their strongest support for the needs of others. Now its our turn to show our support and bring together the generosity and might of our community to support them in this time of need.

El Rio has generously allowed us to take over their front room on Friday night for an emergency benefit to raise funds for these four amazing folks to purchase the basics they need to stay afloat. Please please please spread the word about this event on facebook and elsewhere and come out, dig deep and share your $$ with folks who really need it right now. At the door there will be someone collecting cash to be distributed directly to the victims of the fire, so just make sure that person gets your donation, come in, have some drinks hangout on the patio and dance a bit if you like.

Also, El Rio will also be donating 100% of their bar proceeds from 8-9pm directly to the four folks affected so come early, donate and drink.

Brown Amy & I are going to be DJ’ing & anyone else who would like to be involved by DJ’ing, speaking, whatever please contact me and let me know.

*** If you are unable to attend you can make your donations via Paypal to ***

Friday, April 8th
El Rio
3158 Mission Street
Donations suggested – as generous as you can be

[Thanks to Cat for the heads up and the flyer design]

Update: If cash aint your thing, donate stuff. Tom says:

In terms of clothes if anyone could donate some size 13 shoes or mens pants with a 31/32 or 36 waist that would be really amazing. Shirts, Mediums and larges… MUNI Passes, grocery gift cards, things like that too!


5 Responses to “Benefit for victims of last night’s fire”

  1. Cat Perez says:


  2. Brian says:

    Any news on clothes sizes or interests/hobbies of the previous inhabitants so that items can be donated? I’ve been in this exact situation without insurance and it’s nasty. But things will be ok.

    Thanks to el rio for stepping up.

  3. Tom says:

    Thanks for posting guys.

    Brian, right now I think they need essentials like toiletries, socks, etc.

    In terms of clothes if anyone could donate some size 13 shoes or mens pants with a 31/32 or 36 waist that would be really amazing. Shirts, Mediums and larges. Umm, i’ll keep you posted as i get more info.

  4. Kellie Peach says:

    I have 13 size Mens shoes!
    I dont know about El Rio tomorrow, but I got these for my love and they don’t fit. Let me know how to get them to you!