What is LCCCL doing to help?
LCCCL has been actively partnering with NGOs and community partners to help raise funds for Beirut. Below are the organizations you can choose to donate to.
The Lebanese Canadian Cultural Club of London (LCCCL) is partnering with World Vision to help bring your donation at full value to those in need.
World vision is a partner of Humanitarian Coalition
Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $20
World Vision is setting up a response to the needs in Beirut, and have declared a Category II emergency and are seeking USD$5 million to reach 120,000 individuals of the 500,000 currently estimated in need of assistance from the explosion.
Initial assistance will provide:
• Basic needs (eg. food, household items, and hygiene supplies) for thousands of families who are now homeless and/or hosted in schools, and centers that have been set up by the local authorities.
• Temporary shelter provision and short term shelter repairs for families that have had their homes damaged. Assessments are ongoing but this could include simple repairs (e.g. windows) and preparation of alternative short term accommodation.
• Psychological First Aid to help children and families affected by the explosion.
• PPE will be needed to prevent additional spread of COVID 19 and reduce the impact on an overstretched health system.
LCCCL has just partnered with the Red Cross to help Lebanon. The humanitarian needs in Beirut, Lebanon are immense following the recent explosion, which has exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation in a country that is currently hosting the largest number of refugees per capita and is struggling with environmental and economic uncertainties.
Some of the most urgent needs on the ground include:
Emergency medical services, such as transportation to get critical patients to hospitals for urgent care;
Shelter, food and water; and, personal protective equipment as responders provide life-saving care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lebanese Red Cross and the Palestine Red Crescent Lebanon Branch are working to coordinate emergency relief efforts to get help to the people affected as quickly as possible.
The Lebanese Canadian Cultural Club of London is supporting Red Cross efforts on the ground.
The Red Cross/Red Crescent is working to coordinate emergency relief and recovery efforts and get help to people in affected areas as quickly as possible. Money raised will enable the Red Cross/Red Crescent to prepare for, respond to and help individuals in Lebanon affected by humanitarian needs now and as the situation evolves. Current activities are mobile health outreach, support to health facilities, and strengthening of health systems. These activities may evolve based on emerging needs.
Money raised for this appeal will enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help individuals in Lebanon affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis, as well as the recent explosion. The cost of fundraising, such as processing donations, issuing receipts, or reporting back to donors will not exceed five percent.Your donation will help the most vulnerable in Lebanon through these difficult times.
On behalf of the Lebanese Canadian Cultural Club of London, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your donation during these trying moments.