I’m sure you’ve all heard the terrible news about Lebanon by now. Many of you also know that I am a first generation Lebanese-American with very deep Lebanese roots, and a large close-knit family still living there. I am heartbroken. My country is devastated. Over 300,000 ordinary people like you and me lost everything in seconds. In a country that was already on the verge of collapse, where more than half the population was living in poverty, paychecks were cut in half, food and electricity was scarce and banks had run out of money...now this. Imagine a city as big as Chicago completely destroyed. It’s unfathomable and as a Lebanese-American, the least I can do is try to extend a helping hand.
I have organized this fundraiser for “Heart for Lebanon”, a U.S. non-profit organization that is sending aid directly to Lebanon to help with the ongoing efforts to deliver essential survival items and restore homes, businesses, schools and other places devastated in the blast. My own close family members have set up tents in the streets of Beirut and are handing out water, non-perishable food, supplies and other essentials to these blast victims. Any support you could offer, of any amount, would be greatly appreciated. Mother Theresa once said, “If you can’t feed a hundred, feed just one.” Thank you for your consideration.