Ford Motor Company Fund is making a contribution to the Lebanese Red Cross to assist relief efforts in Beirut following this week’s horrific explosion that killed at least 135 people, injured about 5,000 and left nearly 300,000 homeless. The Lebanese Red Cross set up first aid and triage stations in the aftermath of the disaster in downtown Beirut. They also dispatched ambulances to the city from around the country to help with rescue and evacuations of people in the area of the blast, which destroyed the Port of Beirut and flattened many downtown businesses. As the investigation into the massive explosion continues, government leaders estimate $10 to $15 billion in financial losses.
Ford Fund is contributing $40,000 to the Lebanese Red Cross. The contribution includes $10,000 to match employee donations. If you would like to donate and join in our efforts to support the Lebanese Red Cross, please click below.
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