NS BME Network Beirut Appeal

Shop and owner after devastation
Hope Lebanon
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The BME Network is hosting an appeal for the people of Beirut in Lebanon after the devastating blast that caused so much destruction in Beirut on the 5th of August.

"What we are witnessing is a huge catastrophe," said the head of the Lebanese Red Cross, George Kettani. "There are victims and casualties everywhere."

It is believed that as many as 300,000 people had been made temporarily homeless but restoring/rebuilding their seriously damaged homes will take a long time.

Mrs Zeina Banks a longstanding trustee and volunteer of the BME Network and originally from Beirut, Lebanon, said “I grew up in a house less than 500 meters away from the blast, that has been so devastating for the people of Lebanon” she added “It has left over 300,000 people homeless without access to food, shelter or emergency medical care.”

This appeal is to contribute towards help for the people of Lebanon who are suffering so much by this devastating explosion, which has been qualified as “unquestionably one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. The funds raised will go to HOPE (http://www.homeofhopelebanon.me/) in Beirut and to Sharing is Caring Lebanon, a grassroots group that has been setup to help people on the ground with urgent food and vital medicines.”

Please support our Beirut Appeal by sharing it with your social media circles and contacts and making a donation for the people of Lebanon if you can. Thank you.

Details to donate to the appeal:-

Donations can be made by cash, cheque or transfer to the bank.

Bank: HSBC
Account name: North Somerset Black and Minority Ethnic Network
Sort code 40-46-18
Account number: 52108410

If you would like to learn more about this terrible disaster, please register your interest to attend the next Wellbeing Café (which will be held online, via Zoom) from Midday-2pm on 5th September, 2020 - when Zeina Banks will be giving a presentation on Beirut.

Update: A video recording of this event is available to watch here:- https://youtu.be/QAeiQaE_gCo

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