Lebanon needs your help!
On August 4th, an explosion shook the heart of Beirut, Lebanon's capital, claiming hundreds of lives, wounding more than 4,000, leaving 300,000 people without homes, and causing significant damage. This tragedy comes at the heels of a pandemic and local economic crisis, resulting in a humanitarian emergency for the country.
Who are we?
We are a global Lebanese community working at a Tech company and raising funds for 5 NGOs that are working on the frontlines of the crisis. Our employer is not affiliated with this campaign, and we are acting in our individual capacity by organizing this fundraiser.
Who are the NGOs we are supporting?
We are funding NGOs offering food, shelter and medical assistance:
- Lebanese Red Cross : On-ground medical emergency services
- Lebanese Food Bank Association : Food supplies to displaced families
- Donner Sang Compter : Blood donations and on-ground crisis relief efforts
- Beit Al Baraka : Comprehensive support for families, including fixing damaged homes, food distribution, and medical coverage
- Offre Joie : Volunteer movement to rebuild homes and clean up debris
All 5 NGOs have agreed to receive donations from this fundraiser and are promoting the campaign on their respective Social Media platforms: Offre Joie, Beit El Baraka, Lebanese Food Bank and Donner Sang Compter. Please note the Lebanese Red Cross does not publicly promote any external fundraiser that is conducted to help them, as they follow international guidelines. You are welcome to contact them on their Instagram page if you have any questions.
Our employer will match the funds we raise through this campaign. The total amount will be distributed equally across 5 NGOs which have undergone a rigorous review process. All of them have a strong track record and are not affiliated with any political or religious group.
How are we withdrawing and delivering funds?
The NGOs will receive funds through 2 main routes:
1) GoFundMe donations: The NGOs will receive the initial funds collected on GoFundMe about 5-10 days after we hit our fundraising goal.
2) Employer match: The NGOs will receive the amount matched by our employer the month after our initial GoFundMe funds are processed.
Important points to note
- This initiative is led by a global Lebanese community working at a Tech company, combining efforts to support Lebanon. Our employer is not affiliated with this campaign, and we are acting in our individual capacity by organizing this fundraiser.
- We do not officially represent the above NGOs. However, they have all been made aware of this campaign and have agreed to receive donations. They are all vetted and verified by our employer.
- GoFundMe and bank transfer fees will apply.
For additional details or questions, please contact us at [email redacted] [dot] com.
Thank you for your generous contribution!
The Organizing Team
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- Francis Bisson
- Lili Bergs
- Si L
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