“On 4 August 2020 Beirut the country capital and home to 900,000 of its population was hit by a tragedy as a result of a massive explosion of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate destroying the port and causing wide damage to residential, government and commercial areas over 20 km from the port area. Results of the explosion included more than 200 deaths and 6,500 injured, over 300,000 homeless, and more than 100,000 children affected. The devastation also hit thousands of homes, small and medium and big enterprises, health centers, education centers and schools as well as other vital sectors in the city. While the port damage also resulted in the destruction of an estimated 120,000 metric tons of food stocks, including wheat. In response to that, the resigned Government of Lebanon has activated its national response plan and called for assistance from the international communities and organizations to save lives, stabilize the situation and start short, medium- and long-term recovery plans." Source: Lebanon’s National Operations Room Report 4, Sep 20, 2020.
We are asking for your support to fulfill our mission to aid these people in a difficult moment of crisis: The Family of Saint Sharbel has assumed responsibility for the relief of 20 families. It is distributing 400 sandwiches a day at an approximate cost of $150 ($4,500 per month). The Family has also started fixing another set of 20 houses at an estimated total cost of $100,000. Your support and generosity are deeply appreciated. Please visit our GoFundMe fundraising page “Help Beirut Heal” and show your support.
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