Whether you saw the video of the horrific explosion on social media or witnessed the appalling aftermath on news broadcasts, few people cannot be stunned at the breadth of damage done to the people and buildings of Beirut.
Reports confirm that unstable substances, confiscated from a ship some many months ago, erupted in a violent explosion sparked by a nearby fire. The devastation is almost impossible to take in.
So far the death toll is 150, but that will no doubt increase. Over 4000 people have been injured, and entire blocks of buildings destroyed leaving already imperiled families and individuals homeless. Beirut and Lebanon in general have been suffering grave economic insecurity due to the upheavals in the Mid East and the influx of refugees from war torn areas.
Now comes this explosion and it's threats to so many lives going forward as well as impacted by the explosion.
Please help the people of Beirut. There's not a lot we can do from so far away, but if you are able, please help with a contribution toward their medical needs, housing, food, etc. If you are inclined, please go here to make a donation today. The tally is given in pounds, but your donation will be calculated by the dollars you can contribute and converted by the charity.
Thank you for any help you can give.