August 7, 2020
By Mike Ziemerink
On August 4 a devastating explosion ripped through the heart of Beirut, destroying homes, killing dozens and injuring thousands. Many are still missing and many will die due to critical injuries sustained in the blast. Tens of thousands have lost their homes and vital infrastructure has been damaged beyond repair.
Hospitals are at full capacity and many people have been left on the street with nowhere to go, struggling to find food for their families. This has come at a difficult time for Lebanon as they are already dealing with an economic crisis, political instability and the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
PWRDF has pledged $25,000 to an ACT Alliance response to the explosion. ACT Alliance has been responding to the refugee crisis in Lebanon as part of their regional appeal covering Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
How you can help
PWRDF is accepting donations towards this response:
- Please visit our online donation page at pwrdf.org/give-today and make your gift in Emergency Response, indicating Beirut explosion in the message box.
- Call 1-866-308-7973 toll-free (please leave a message and we will return your call), or 416-822-9083 to speak immediately with someone who can process your donation over the phone.
- Write Beirut explosion in the memo field of your cheque and mail to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2.
Please pray for all who have been affected by this disaster, for our partners in the region as they work to save lives and care for the injured, and for those who have died.