Food, Medicine, Diapers for Lebanon Relief Fund

Short version:
 

Beirut, Lebanon has just experienced one of the most devastating explosions of the century. On August 4, 2020, a 2,750-ton stockpile of ammonium nitrate ignited, killing at least 150, injuring over 5,000, and displacing over 300,000 people. Project Break The Cycle, our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States, is gathering donations for their Lebanon Relief Fund. 100% of this fund will be used to purchase and distribute food, medicine, and diapers to individuals and families in need across the Greater Beirut Area. We have local team members on the ground in Tripoli, Lebanon ready to accept funds and begin purchasing and distributing items in Beirut. Your donation today will provide immediate relief to the individuals and families devastated by this disaster. 


Long version:

The beautiful, culturally-rich city of Beirut has just experienced one of the most devastating explosions of the century. On August 4, 2020, a 2,750-ton stockpile of ammonium nitrate exploded killing at least 150, injuring over 5,000, and displacing over 300,000 people (The New York Times, Yahoo News). The explosion had around 10% of the intensity of the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 and over 1000 times the amount of ammonium nitrate used in the Oklahoma City attack in 1995. It also destroyed silos that stored 85% of the country’s grain, with any remaining wheat rendered unusable due to contamination (Newsweek). 

However, this explosion is just another part of the current humanitarian crisis in Lebanon, where 45% of the population live below the 2016 poverty line of $4.00 each day per person (World Bank). Domestic electricity is rationed, and the national currency is hyperinflated (Washington Post). On top of the explosion crisis, the devastating effects of COVID-19 are destroying hopes of a better future. Even with its current issues, Lebanon contains the highest level of refugees per capita in the world, with around 1 out of 5 people in the country being refugees (UNHCR). Let’s do our part in supporting a selfless group of people who have endured conflicts over and over again since the founding of their country.

Project Break The Cycle, our registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States, is gathering donations for their Lebanon Relief Fund. 100% of this fund will be used to purchase and distribute food, medicine, and diapers to individuals and families in need across the Greater Beirut Area. We have local team members on the ground in Tripoli, Lebanon ready to accept funds and start the purchasing and distribution of these items in Beirut. 

Along with pictures and videos, we will be providing donors with updates and receipts of purchased items to ensure transparency from our end over the next few days. All donations are tax deductible in the United States. Please share this with friends and family—your donation today will provide immediate relief to the communities devastated by this disaster. 


Here’s how your donations can and will impact the Lebanese people in need:

$5 each 
- 5 days of baby food, or 1 week of baby milk for one
- 2 weeks of baby wipes for one
- 2 weeks of pain killer medication for family of 4

$10 each
- 1 week of lunch for a family of 4
- 2 weeks of diapers for one
- 1 week of hand soap for 25 families
- 240 menstrual pads

$20 each
- 1 week of dinner for family of 4
- 1 month of baby milk for one
- 1 month of diapers + wipes for one

$100
- 1 month of dinner, baby products, health products, over-the-counter medications for a family of 4


Learn More:

New York Times Beirut Explosion What Happened

Yahoo News Maps show scale of massive Beirut explosion as if it happened in London or New York 

Newsweek How Beirut explosion compares Hiroshima bomb 

World Bank Targeting poor households in Lebanon 

UNHCR Lebanon Report 

Washington Post Lebanon’s rising power cuts add to gloom of economic crisis 

Britannica Background on Beirut 

Project Break The Cycle website 

Video: CNN

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Organizer

Farouk Marhaba 
Organizer
Bridgewater, NJ
Project Break the Cycle Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.