Catholic fraternal organization, Knights of Columbus, is pledging $250,000 to help Lebanon after the ruinous explosion left the eastern side of the capital city in a war-torn-like state.
More than 200 lives have been lost, both Lebanese and foreigners. Many remain missing even weeks after the August 4 catastrophe. Now, survivors must bear the burden of restoring and rebuilding their city, without much support from the Lebanese government.
Known for its charitable efforts, Knights of Columbus NGO has donated $250,000 through Bishop Gregory Mansour, who leads the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn, USA.
The total donation will be divided among four organizations:
$125,000 for Caritas Lebanon
$50,000 for the St. Vincent de Paul Society
$50,000 for Tele-Lumiere/NourSat Christian Television