On August 4th, an explosion at the Beirut port changed the Lebanese’ life in a blink of an eye. Just like that, 300,000+ are now homeless, 5,000+ injured, and over 170 people lost their lives.
This powerful explosion turned the world’s eyes on Lebanon and started pumping donations into the country. The United States has surely stood with the Lebanese people the moment their capital fell apart.
Two weeks after the explosion, the United States is still sending tons of aid to Beirut city.
On Wednesday, August 19th, an American private jet landed in Beirut Airport, carrying aids from the Evangelical Church of America.
Initially, the US allocated $17 Million worth of medical, financial, and other disaster reliefs. And, it hasn’t stopped sending aids ever since.
“I am proud to report that the United States has already pledged over $15 million in emergency aid that will be arriving over the coming days, and we expect additional assistance announcements in the very near future.”
U.S. Ambassador Dorothy Shea
Other than the $17 Million, the US assisted Lebanon with supplies worth $2 Million and has sent an FBI team to probe the site of the explosion alongside French and Lebanese investigators.
The961 Foundation is raising funds for the Lebanese Red Cross to help them in their response to this tragic incident. To donate, click here.