A massive explosion has ripped through the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, causing major devastation.
This blast has injured hundreds of people, destroyed structures, and damaged buildings and homes all across the city. Over 157 people have been killed, 5,000 wounded in the blast, many people have lost their homes and loved ones. There is over 5 billion dollars of damage, and 350,000 people do not have a home.
Lebanon is a country that is going through a severe economic crisis that has grown poverty limits to reach nearly 60% of the population, a country that is witnessing record unemployment rates with over one million jobs lost so far and estimated to exceed 50% of the population by the end of 2020, a country that is seeing a devaluation of the local currency, and that is struggling with limited availability of medical equipment and supplies to respond to COVID-19: Lebanon needs Help!
“We might die from hunger before dying from corona” a mother of 4 children in the South of Lebanon is stating. “we have food for today, but we are not sure if we will survive or have a shelter tomorrow” she continues.
My name is Lucas Chahine Labelle, I was born in Baabda, Lebanon. My mother is the Vice President of the NGO FARD, which aids the needs of the people of Lebanon. She also works with NGO called Ahla Fawda, founded by Imane Nasreddine Assaf. Volunteers of these non-profit organizations are spending countless hours helping the needy and raising money and supplies for those who need it most.
We have been in contact and working closely with the presidents of both the NGOs mentioned. This Gogetfunding is directly partnered with both reputable organizations and all the funds will be transferred directly to them, which then they will distribute to those in need.
We will be documenting all of the handlings of the funds received and also provide evidence of them getting distributed to aid those affected by this catastrophic event. Donations will help us purchase supplies; food, water, first aid, meal boxes, providing shelter, medical supplies, paying for medical bills of those injured by the explosion, aiding repairs of homes, etc.
People behind this fundraiser:
Campaign Director - jad afif
graduate of notre dame university
Campaign Director - Mareine bassil student at USJ
NGO Representative - sami makhlouf, Vice President of NGO MAK
Lebanon has been suffering for too long, now more than ever. We need your help.
For any questions about who we are, our mission, and how we plan on distributing your donations please contact us via email that you can find on our official [email protected]