Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families

by The Nawaya Network
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families
Beirut Explosion Emergency Fund 50 Families

Dear Supporters,

It has been 475 long and painful days since the tragic Beirut explosion, and we're about to terminate this campaign on GlobalGiving.

Thank you all for stepping in immediately to provide much-needed funding to support various NGOs in food distribution, rebuilding efforts, and relief for cancer patients. Several months after the explosion, some funds continued to flow into this campaign, and we chose to donate them directly to two families: one family with two orphaned children, and another family, with three little children, who lost its sole breadwinner.

Now, more than one year later, the funds coming into this campaign have understandably decreased significantly as other urgent needs take priority. As a result, we have decided to deactivate this campaign and to continue to focus on fundraising for our existing programs related to youth entrepreneurship and employment - supporting a number of youth who were directly affected by the explosion as well as the current finanical crisis. 

For any of you with monthly contributions, your donations will be immediately transferred to cover the stipends of unemployed, low-income youth in our employment program. However, if you wish to deactivate your contributions, please feel free to do so, bearing in mind that you have our gratitude, always. 

Once again, thank you all so much for your support!

Sincerely,

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A Day We'll Never Forget - Photo Credit AFP
A Day We'll Never Forget - Photo Credit AFP

Dear Friends,

I hope you're all keeping safe in these strange times.

The past couple of years have undoubtedly been difficult for all of us. 

As we struggle to adapt to the many challenges COVID19 continues to impose, here in Lebanon, life becomes more difficult by the day. With food, power, water, medicine, fuel, and other shortages, the crisis has brought a broken country and its population to its knees. 

Millions are struggling with the collapse of basic services and the skyrocketing prices, including nineteen-year-old *Sana, whose young husband was killed in the tragic Beirut explosions, leaving her with three little kids, including a newborn to look after.

With him gone, this family has lost their source of support and the family's breadwinner to the explosion. But more importantly, Sana has lost her partner and her children will never get to know their father.

Your kind donations have enabled us to help cover the basic needs of her children, including milk, food, and diapers. We hope to continue to provide support for this family, particularly to cover expenses related to the children's education once they grow older.

Because of your generosity, this family has a fighting chance at survival and for this, we are eternally grateful. 

Sincerely,

Celine 

*Sana prefers not using her real name, and so we've had to change it for the sake of preserving her anonymity and privacy.

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Loris Restaurant before the blast
Loris Restaurant before the blast

Dear Friends,

The Bazaza family was enjoying an early dinner out on August 4, 2020, at Loris restaurant in Gemmayze when the blast went off. 

In a matter of seconds, what was a joyous family gathering on a normal summer evening out turned into a nightmare.

In a matter of seconds, Malak and Ali, her husband, lost their lives.

They left behind two little children, who are still struggling to make sense of the absence of their parents.

Out of respect for the deceased, we won't be sharing images of the family, we will however share a few shots of the restaurant they were at.

We thank you for your kind donations; the funds collected over the past weeks have been donated to Malak's parents, who now must raise, care for, and provide for their two little grandchildren.

Your support has made a big difference for them - particularly during this increasingly challenging financial and economic period in Lebanon.

Thank you so much.

With Gratitude,

Loris Restaurant after the blasts
Loris Restaurant after the blasts
Almost totally destroyed
Almost totally destroyed
The Indoor Seating Area
The Indoor Seating Area
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Another angle
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Offre Joie Image 1
Offre Joie Image 1

Hello,

It has been five painful months since the tragic Beirut blasts on August 4th, 2020. While the country is still reeling in the aftermath, and while that day will forever be etched in our memories, we're writing to you today to thank you for your kind and generous support. 

You have been crucial in helping us reach those in need during this devastating period. With your support, we've managed to raise US $15,000 to date, no small feat in these difficult economic times!

Since neither Nawaya nor the IE Alumni Association in Lebanon are equipped to respond to disasters, we've distributed the funds to three trusted organizations who have the capacity and the integrity to use your donations conscientiously.

Our first donation went to Offre Joie and was used to buy material to be a part of the rebuilding costs of 150 homes in Karantina and Mar Mikhael, two of the most affected neighborhoods in Beirut.

Our second donation went to the Lebanese League of Women in Business who sent out food boxes to 105 affected families.

And finally, our third donation went to the Children's Cancer Center in Lebanon (CCCL), a not-for-profit association for the treatment of children with cancer, and was used to cover the medical needs of 15 young cancer patients.

The CCCL releasted a statement in the aftermath of the explosion, which included the following: 

"This tragedy and the destruction it left behdind has led to the disruption and/or the destruction of certain hospitals, as well as to the displacement of many families which affects the continuation of the children's treatment at these hospitals.

In line with its mission: "No child should die at the dawn of life," the CCCL of Lebanon pledges to provide treatment and financial support, to all children with cancer, in full cooperation with their doctors and the hospitals in which they were being treated at, providing psychological and social support for these children and their families, and this for a period of six months."

 

Thanks to you and your generous donations - you have helped and contributed to making the above possible. 

Warm thanks on behalf of Nawaya and the IE Alumni Association in Lebanon and every individual in Lebanon whose life you've touched!

Sincerely,


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The Nawaya Network

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
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Twitter: @Nawaya
Project Leader:
Zeina Saab
Beirut, Beirut Lebanon

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