Lebanon witnessed a massive explosion on Tuesday August 4th that devastated the majority of the city of Beirut, an area home to more than one million people. More than 3000 people have been injured and the death toll is rising as people are being rescued from the rubbles.
This Destruction has affected all segments of society including older people living in asissted living and nursing homes. Seniors have been heavily injured and are in critical conditions. Walls have collapsed, windows and doors have been destroyed as well as beds and equipment needed for care.
Senior homes, all not-for-profit, oprate on very small margingsand rely in majority on charity and small goverment subsidies. With no property insurance to pay for repairs, and no healthcare to cover hospitalization, seniors are left with little care and no home. Their situation is further aggravated by the economical collapse, government corruption, incapacitated healthcare system and the Coronavirus spread.
All funds will be sent to Lebanon's not-for-profit senior care homes in need like Foyer St George, Moadieh Evangelical Center and others. Funds will be used to cover immediate care expenses, relocation cost to hotels or homes outside of devastated area, and facilities' rebuilding cost.
In order to avoid handling of funds by individuals, Palm Village, a not-for-profit senior care organization in California with ties to Lebanon senior care providers has accepted to receive the funds and distribute them to those in need.
Please help us help the older people in Lebanon who need us most.