We've all seen the horrible explosion in Beirut. 500.000 people are now homeless. The city is in ruins, the people are desperate as most people lost their jobs.
When I heard about this event, my first reaction was towards my buddy, Mohammad Berry, Transcendental Meditation Teacher in Beirut. Fortunately, he survived, but as you can imagine, is traumatized. His life was saved by the curtains which were drawn, as it stopped the broken glass from entering into the room, where he was sitting with his friend.
Now, more than ever, is the time to help Beirut get back on its feet. For this, many charities are set-up to provide help to those in need. Red Cross, Doctors without borders, you name it.
But what we are focused on, is to rebuild the TM Centre in Beirut, and offer Transcendental Meditation to 50 - 60 people, to provide immediate relief for those are traumatized and for who need it the most. This is what this campaign is about - to fix the Centre directly and act to give relief to the people. Read more about the effectiveness of TM on the healthehealersnow and TM website.
The costs are very clear:
1. 1000€ for immediate repairs of the TM Centre
2. 5000€ for immediate repairs of the business that was most actively sponsoring the TM Centre. Without this, the TM Centre doesn't run.
3. 2000€ for the meditating family who have lost their dear ones.
4. 3000€ for teaching 50 - 60 people TM who have been most affected by the explosion.
All additional donations will be sponsoring more people to learn TM.
My name is Andreas Bezuijen, and am based in the Netherlands. As in Lebanon, no GoFundMe's are accepted, as Mohammad's buddy, we've agreed that I setup this campaign in the Netherlands to support all the TM activities there. Fortunately, the transfer fees are low. Alternatively, you are welcome to transfer your donation immediately to his account:
NAME: Mohammad Sami Berry
IBAN: LB63 0014 0002 0702 3492 2118 0011
HQ swift address: BLOM BUILDING RASHID KARAMEH STREET
Branch bank address: Bechara El Khoury Highway, Bozweir & Bdeir, Tower 951, Ground Floor
Hereby a word from Mohammad, the recipient of the donations in Lebanon, who will personally update us on the status of the support and actions undertaken.
And a comment from the National Leader of the TM activities in Lebanon.
"It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.
Despite all the circumstances that we're going through I believe that together we can generate peace again.
With your support the center will be active again so that people can find inner peace to enrich our environment.
At this time, it is impossible for us to setup a Gofundme campaign in Lebanon, therefore, our colleague Andreas Bezuijen from Netherlands took the initiative along with our family from different countries around the world and created this gofundme campaign.
As one of the 4 national directors in Lebanon, I thank our TM family, friends, friends of friends, and every single person around the world for all the support to our beautiful country Lebanon.
Jean Abou Khalil."
Thank you for your generous donations, let's rebuild Beirut now.
Jean Abou Khalil, Mohammad Berry and Andreas Bezuijen
TM Centre damages
Showroom damages - the business that sponsored the TM Centres activities:
Mohammad and me
- Masami Mashimo
- Guido Brunnett
- Takaaki Sumino
- Tomokazu Shishido