Celine Dion has stepped up to show support for Lebanon in light of the terrible Beirut Port explosion that killed at least 190, injured thousands, and displaced numerous others.
In an Instagram post, the renowned Canadian singer donned the famous Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad’s “Rise from the Ashes” T-shirt, the proceeds of which go directly to support the ongoing relief efforts in Beirut.
In the post’s caption, Dion called on her fans and followers to do the same and get the limited-edition T-shirt in order to support the people of Beirut “who have lost so much in the recent devastating tragedy.”
“100% of the profits from this limited-edition tee support the relief efforts of [Offre Joie] who are on the ground responding to humanitarian needs,” the celebrated singer said.
Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Mena Massoud, Rima Fakih, Kate Beckinsale, Shakira, and others have contributed to support the Lebanese people through the symbolic top that highlights Beirut’s repeatedly demonstrated ability to rise back up from disasters like a phoenix.
It’s worth noting that this is not the first time Dion makes an appearance in one of Murad’s designs. In 2017, she attended the Annual Grammy Awards in an emerald green gown by the famed Lebanese designer.
Dion herself also has some personal connection to Lebanon; her late husband and manager René Angélil had Lebanese roots from his mother’s side.
Since the catastrophic explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital on August 4th, more and more humanitarian campaigns and initiatives by Lebanese and foreigners have been sending moral and material support to Lebanon.
Calls for Beirut to rise up continues to reverberate across the country and the world. The two most recent ones, in particular, have touched the nation deeply for their empowering messages:
Wyclef Jean singing a tribute to Beirut, and the children of Lebanon singing away their pain, their anger, and their pressing demand to the Lebanese to stand up and act to save Lebanon wherever they are.