PHILOS REBUILDS:

AID FOR BEIRUT

The Philos Project is working to raise $10,000 USD by August 31, 2020 to provide emergency assistance to our friends in Lebanon working to help rebuild homes and businesses that were destroyed by the explosion in Beirut on August 4th. We are also supporting aid distribution on the ground and taking on special individual cases.


The Near East is near to us. As Christians, we are one body in Christ. To make your contribution, please follow the donation button below or simply use the form found on this page. 

 

After donating, help spread the word by posting on social media using the hashtag: #PhilosRebuilds.

 

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Final Update from the Ground

On August 5th of 2020, 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in the epicenter of Beirut. As soon as the news hit, Philos Project mobilized in response. Over the course of a few weeks, we raised $10,300 to provide tangible support to those displaced by the disaster.

With the donations, our fellows and volunteers on the ground have filled a warehouse with toiletries, non-perishable foods, and household essentials. So far, our fellows have distributed 51 boxes filled with 20-25 kilograms (approximately 45 lbs) of basic goods. As the city goes about the difficult work of rebuilding, our team is working to identify and respond to the needs of the community. Throughout the Christmas holiday, they will distribute another 56 boxes to needy families. Disbursements will continue into the new year as our team works to help at least 300 families.

In addition to distributing donations, our volunteers are sweeping away rubble, cleaning out houses, and getting their hands dirty as the city heals.

Your generosity has allowed us to show our love to the people of Beirut and stand with them in a time of chaos and suffering. For more information on the distribution process, the beneficiaries, please contact Julie Tegho ([email protected])

What are we doing?

Our Lebanon research fellow Julie Tegho is on the ground assessing the damage and speaking with the families that are receiving aid through this campaign. 

In this video filmed in Beirut just days after the explosion, Julie explains the necessity of urgent aid and provides an update on the situation. 

To learn more about Julie or to get in contact with her, please follow this link

Who are we helping?

 

Georgette, an elderly woman with Parkinson's disease, lives alone in Beirut. She gets help from a caretaker, but since the #BeirutBlast Georgette is without help and the essential medication she needs for her condition. On top of that, her home was damaged in the #BeirutBlast. Watch the video (center right) to hear more about her and her needs. 

Hicham, a Philos friend from Beirut, was shopping in the city when the blast erupted. Hicham was hit by flying glass in the face and was rushed to the hospital for stitches. Once he was released, he was back on the ground helping with aid efforts. 

Among other things, Hicham is helping organize and distribute food to those most impacted by the blasts (bottom right). Thousands have been left homeless and don't have access to the bare essentials such as food and water.  

The Philos Project is supporting these and other individual cases with the donations given to The Philos Action Fund. 

 

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