PLEASE PUT YOUR FAITH INTO ACTION
The explosion in Beirut is likely the largest non-atomic explosion in a populated area in history. Hospitals in Beirut that were already at capacity because of the coronavirus have been irreparably damaged or destroyed. 300,000 people became homeless in an instant. Lebanon imports 90% of its wheat and has less than a month’s grain reserves.
I know that we are all struggling because of COVID-19. If you have $5 to spare so that the Lebanese people know that they are not alone I would be eternally grateful. Below is a list of trusted organizations doing excellent work in Lebanon.
The Lebanese Red Cross is the main provider of ambulance and emergency services in Lebanon.
Caritas Lebanon is the Catholic Church’s charitable organization in Lebanon with programs supporting food security, health care, mental health, and emergency response.
Social and Economic Action for Lebanon is a non-profit, non-political organization founded by a group of Lebanese-Americans wanting to take action against the severe social and economic problems facing post-war Lebanon underserved communities. All donations received will be directed to beneficiary organizations in Lebanon that focus their efforts on the most pressing needs resulting from this tragedy: shelter, food, medication/medical support, rehabilitation, and environment. (All donations are tax deductible.)
United Palestinian Appeal (UPA) seeks to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan, and to contribute to the long-term socioeconomic and cultural development of Palestinian society. UPA works in four program areas: Health and Wellness, Community and Economic Development, Education, Outreach
ANERA provides humanitarian assistance and sustainable development to the Palestinian and Syrian refugee populations in Lebanon. (All donations are tax deductible.)
Basmeh & Zeitooneh provides social services to the most poorly served areas in Lebanon, including Arsal, the Bekaa Valley, Tripoli and the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut. Donations will be used to provide shelter, food, and medication to those affected by the explosion and its repercussions.
National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) will promote the professional development and cultural identity of healthcare professionals with roots or affinity to the Arab World.
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Rateb Rabie KCHS
President & CEO, Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation ( HCEF )