October 22nd, 2020
“The aftermath of the Aug 4 Beirut blast was Level 1 – light – damage to 29,771 apartments, Level 2 – moderate – damage to 17,100 apartments, and Level 3 – severe – damage to 1,144 apartments. Furthermore, the blast afflicted 9,700 buildings within the immediate 3-kilometre radius with the impact extending as far as 20 kilometers away. The latter include damages to common areas such as façades, hallways, entrances, elevators, parking lots, electricity connections, shared WASH facilities including water and sewage networks, windows and doors, walls, and fences.
"In addition, other facilities shared by buildings and neighborhoods were affected, including roads, pavements, sewage networks, water networks, electricity networks, and solid waste bins. This comes at a time when the country is facing a financial crisis and an economic collapse and also combating the spread of COVID-19.”
Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
The Family of Saint Sharbel has already fixed 20 houses from their list of damaged houses. They hope to reach a stage where they can help fix more houses and distribute more food, as the needs are tremendous.
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Helping the People of Beirut
Last month, the Family of Saint Sharbel distributed 800 food parcels (boxes providing for the basic needs for around one month for a family) and 4,500 sandwiches. They also served and still serving 300 hot meals twice per day (lunch and dinner).
They have already fixed 20 houses from their list of damaged houses. They hope to reach a stage where they can help fix more houses and distribute more food, as the needs are tremendous.
Help is still desperately needed. The Family of Saint Sharbel in the US (501 c3) is calling on all who can help to consider contributing to help the people of Beirut.
The Family of Saint Sharbel, USA Inc. is a US non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c)(3). Therefore, you can deduct the contribution you made to the Family of Saint Sharbel USA under IRC Section 170. For your records, our Federal Identification Number is 81-5056370