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Thu Aug 6, 2020, 07:38 AM

Beirut explosion: how you can help victims in Lebanon

Beirut explosion: how you can help victims in Lebanon

The death toll stands at 135, with more than 5,000 injured and 300,000 homes badly damaged. There are several organisations seeking donations or funding
The Guardian World News
Helen Sullivan @helenrsullivan
Published on Wed 5 Aug 2020 22.43 EDT

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/06/beirut-explosion-how-you-can-help-lebanon-victims-fund-donate-donations-food-relief

Excerpts:
Large swaths of Beirut were destroyed on Tuesday when a huge blast ripped through the Lebanese capital. The explosion, blamed on 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at the port, sent a shockwave across the city that shattered windows and collapsed roofs. The death toll stands at at least 135, with around 5,000 injured.

The governor of Beirut has estimated the cost of the damage as more than $3bn and said up to 300,000 people had suffered damage to their homes, leaving some uninhabitable.

The disaster hit a nation already struggling with an economy in free fall, rising food prices and the coronavirus pandemic.

Here is a list of organisations seeking donations to help Lebanon’s victims:

The article goes on to describe and provide links for five organizations accepting contributions. I'm sure there are many more.


KY.........

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KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2020 OP
tom_kelly Aug 2020 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2020 #4
tom_kelly Aug 2020 #6
oasis Aug 2020 #2
myccrider Aug 2020 #3
crickets Aug 2020 #5

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:16 AM

1. Thank you KY

It bothers me that on the donation page it doesn’t give a choice not to include a “tip” on top of your donation. Maybe I’m just old.

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Response to tom_kelly (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 11:19 AM

4. Tom, which one of the charities are you referring to?

The "tip" usually goes to the organization administering the charity but that typically is optional.

I'm trying to contribute to the Lebanese Red Cross but they don't seem to like American Express for some reason.

KY

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 11:36 AM

6. Lebanese Fund

I just went ahead and tipped. I guess all the donation apps do that - even political

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 08:37 AM

2. Such a disaster is hard to turn away from without helping in some way. nt

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 10:52 AM

3. Thx for the info, KY

We donated.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Aug 6, 2020, 11:30 AM

5. K&R for visibility.

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