As soon as last night's 3-alarm blaze temporarily displaced and disrupted the lives of residents at 3212 Mission in La Lengua, the community sprang into action. Tomorrow night (Friday!), an emergency benefit will be held at El Rio for the fire victims. For many of the now-charred building's residents, the fire destroyed most or all of their possessions and "made the house uninhabitable for the foreseeable future."

But you can help. Behold:

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.

We should point out that Hard French DJs will be spinning. And they're spectacular. Please donate what you can, but with those kids at the decks, anything less than $20 is almost unforgivable. They're that good. Seriously.

Further, El Rio will also donate 100% of their bar proceeds from 8-9 p.m. to the four people hit harest by last night's blaze. Drink, donate, dance, help. Please.

What: EMERGENCY BENEFIT for Victims of Fire @ Mission & Valencia
When: Friday, April 8 (8pm-2am)
Where: El Rio, 3158 Mission Street (at Precita)
Suggested donations: As much as you possibly can

* No word yet on any impending benefit(s) for the victims of Tuesday night's SRO fire in the Tenderloin that injured 26 and left many homeless.