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7 fundraisers to support this week

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August 14, 2020
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Each week, The FADER rounds up a small selection of calls for donations from causes furthering the goals of equality and social justice, with a focus on areas that are overlooked in modern media coverage. If you have any comments or suggestions for the roundup, contact us on Twitter or Instagram. Click here for a list of fundraisers specific to the recovery of Lebanon.

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Help for 15 Healthcare nurses in Beirut

A fundraiser attempting to fund shelter for 15 nurses in Beirut who have lost their homes.

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“After the devastating Beirut blast,15 hardworking and determined nurses who work at a hospital in Beirut have lost their accommodation, personal belongings, essential household items and everything they shared together. Our goal is to repay them for all their hard work, sacrifice and resilience, especially during the aftermath of the explosion. We were able to find two apartments for them to move into and reside in, but we need your help to pay the cost for a full year of rent for these apartments.” — Sandy Al-Alam, organiser

Disaster relief after the explosion in Beirut

An ongoing fundraiser seeking funds to assist those displaced and harmed in Beirut.

“The damages and needs on the ground have been assessed to be in the Billions of USD. The Impact Lebanon team will be increasing the target gradually, as more NGOs are vetted and projects proposals are reviewed and approved. We encourage you to donate beyond the current target. The needs on the ground are dire.” — Impact Lebanon

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Arezu Needs Your Help

Kurdish-Iranian refugee Arezu needs assistance with legal fees in order to prevent her deportation from Switzerland.

“Arezu Eliassi is a 22-year old Kurdish-Iranian lady that left Iran and sought asylum in Bern, Switzerland, along with her family. She is a well-known young activist for freedom, liberty, and human rights in Iran. After spending five years inside a camp, she has now been placed in detention and was set to be deported back to Iran because the authorities don’t think her activism will result in imprisonment or torture if she is returned to Iran. “ — Fundraiser organizers

Help Black Non-binary Student Pay for School

Black non-binary student Tamia needs assistance to pay for their communications degree.

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“I'm an aspiring journalist who wants to provide a universal platform for those who aren't normally represented in media (such as POC, the LGBT+ community and more). I have created my own magazine/publication where I've already interviewed many creatives and hope to work with many more in the future.” — Tamia

Help a Trans Femme Secure Safe Housing and HRT

Black non-binary trans femme Eros is seeking funds to secure safe housing and hormone replacement therapy. They currently live closeted in an unsafe environment.

“I’m not able to start hormone treatments safely so the past couple of weeks have been hard on my mental health because of my gender dysphoria. I wear makeup to feel closer to who I am but even that is met with disgusted looks and nasty remarks from both my mother and brother.” — Eros

Love Does Not Exclude Association

LDNE is a Polish not-for-profit advocating for LGBT+ people in Poland, who are currently the targets of widespread persecution.

“Love Does Not Exclude Association — Stowarzyszenie Miłość Nie Wyklucza is a national non-governmental organization committed to introducing marriage equality in Poland. Our goal is to ensure the right to marry for all, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.” — LDNE

Help Fund Faye’s Transition

21-year-old trans woman Faye is fundraising to pay for her gender affirmation surgery, namely Facial Feminization Surgery.

“This is really a life saving journey for me. Transitioning so far has saved my life. I would just love to safely complete my transition so I can continue with it.” — Faye Kinley

7 fundraisers to support this week