This project had over 100 local volunteers and was able to not only clear streets and homes but also a hospital! 225 families received food aid.

Project Results 

This project had over 100 local volunteers and was able to not only clear streets and homes but also a hospital! 225 families received food aid.

Responding to the Beirut Blast
Clean-up teams clear debris from homes and hospitals
Location:
Beirut, Lebanon
Project Dates:
August, 2020
People:
Hospital and homes affected by the Beirut Blast
Project Goal:
$20000
Project Overview 

The Need: An enormous explosion ripped through Beirut in early August 2020. Thousands were injured and sadly many died. Beirut's governor says that over 300 000 residents have lost their homes as a result of the blast in the capital of Lebanon. Despite the Christian community also being hard hit by the blast they immediately formed volunteer clean-up teams to assist with cleaning up the debris, shattered glass and broken buildings - including a hospital. But these teams needed our help in order to be safe.

The Solution:

We supplied much needed protective gear like hard hats and gloves, and equipment such as shovels and brooms in order to do the work. Many of the buildings were unstable and the teams needed hard hats so that they would not sustain any head injuries, and gloves to pick the glass and rubble.We also supplied trucks to take away the rubble.

Many people lacked food and clean water as their homes were completely destroyed. The city itself was reeling from the blast with basic infrastructure severely damaged and the city was unable to cope with the amount of needs at this time. Together with our local partner teams we were able to distribute emergency food aid to those in desperate need and protect the volunteer teams helping with the clean-up across the city.

Project Details 
Project Plan
Project History

What Your Investment Will Do:

Your donation paid for gloves, hard-hats, shovels, brooms and protective gear for the teams. In addition trucks were hired for the teams of volunteers to clear the rubble and empty it from the streets, homes and hospitals they assisted. Due to the economic crises already in the country and the influx of refugees food aid was also distributed to the most vulnerable

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