Having visited Lebanon before in 2018, Nick talks about the inflation and collapsing banking system and how it’s affecting the people of Lebanon.
“If people had their entire life’s savings in the bank accounts here in Lebanon, they’ve lost their money until further notice. It’s not looking likely they’re gonna get their money back,” he explains. “Everyone’s money is frozen in bank accounts, they can’t access it.”
“Lebanon – You really played with my heart this time. I will never forget this trip,” Nick wrote in an Instagram post.
“To be honest, it was very emotionally draining witnessing the current state of the country and the desperation of the local Lebanese people and the refugees who have fled from war in nearby countries. These people are facing unimaginable hardships every single day.”
The good news is Nick’s fundraiser for Human Appeal has already surpassed the goal of $100,000.-
In the video, he gets visibly emotional reflecting on his trip to Lebanon and how the donations have been able to help some people after the Beirut blast.
An example is former bank manager 80-year-old Samir, who was living in a very bad condition and was injured during the blast. His home, which was damaged in the blast, is currently being renovated thanks to the donations.