Nabil Costa, CEO The Lebanese Society for Educational & Social Development (LSESD) reports,
“Beirut looks like a war zone as the devastating shockwave shattered windows and vitrines sending debris and glass flying in all directions. Initial footage shows collapsed buildings and homes while the national wheat silos have been eviscerated. Hospitals are not able to cope with the number of injured and maimed while the Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations. Material losses are in the billions of dollars.” ~Aug 5, 2020
Our partner school, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) has opened its doors to welcome over 40 people who have lost their homes and is helping with clean-up and food distribution for workers who are deployed to the explosion site. Local churches also ask for support as they serve those in need. They are preparing to respond to identified areas of need such as food supplies, mattresses, blankets, shelter, hygiene supplies, masks and psychosocial support.
This is the time to be God’s light and hope to our Lebanese brothers and sisters.
Please give generously to support emergency response in Lebanon through CBM, our partners, and local churches in Beirut.
We are grateful for the faithful response of our Canadian Baptist family in times of crisis and to represent your compassion to the world.