Rebuild Mashawish - Beirut

Mashawish, a family-run neighborhood barbecue shop nestled in a corner of Mar Mkhayel, was destroyed in the Beirut explosion.

This place is not only a restaurant, but a small community of the people who hang out in Mar Mkhayel. Whether for lunch or late dinner, you can always go there for the best mashawi, or Fattouch, or Mergez. The owners - George and Pam - George’s parents, and all the friendly team will take care of you and make you feel at home.

The spot is tiny, yet the community and the generosity is large. This is one of the best family businesses, and they always manage to sustain a consistent high quality of food and service.

George and Pam of Mashawish lost their shop with the Beirut Explosion, and the damages were devastating. Unfortunately George’s mom also sustained an injury because a wall fell on her head from the blast; thankfully, she is now in good shape with few stitches.

The estimations of the damages are no less than $20,000. That’s what it will take to get Mashawish up and running again. Between the explosion, and the total economic collapse in Beirut, coming across this amount of money is almost impossible for folks on the ground, and especially not for a small family-run business. Let's help them get back on their feet.

Please donate to support George, Pam, and all the folks working there, and to bring us back the delicious food we’re always craving the minute we pass by this corner. 

As friends of George and Pam, we are helping them coordinate this fundraising campaign. The money raised will be used to help them rebuild their shop, from the walls, windows, ceiling, and equipment that was destroyed. Donations will be withdrawn by the organizer and sent directly to George and Pam, who will present documentation of how the money is used. Feel free to inquire with additional questions.

Here is a message from George and Pam, and more photos of Mashawish.

  • David Huerta 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 13 mos
  • George Shemas 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
  • Anna Fleischer 
    • $100 
    • 13 mos
  • Julia i Bartek Stanny 
    • $400 
    • 13 mos
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Sarah Aoun 
Brooklyn, NY
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