Our Lady of Gifts wishes to help Lebanon, by launching a new donation campaign to help the Lebanese people and churches in distress in the country. The situation in Lebanon is catastrophic, the Christian neighborhoods of Beirut were the hardest hit and more than 300,000 people have no homes left as a result of the explosion.
Before the explosion the situation was already terrible, the country is in a huge economic crisis, the population has not enough money to feed itself without forgetting the coronavirus pandemic which is causing many victims.
"The situation is apocalyptic, Beirut has never known this in its history," said Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud, who broke into tears on Tuesday before the cameras in the devastated port. Up to 300,000 people are homeless, he said.
The power of the explosions was such that they were recorded by sensors at the American Institute of Geophysics as a 3.3-magnitude earthquake. And their blasts were felt as far away as Cyprus, more than 200 km away.
The governor of Beirut estimated the damage at more than three billion dollars.
At the nearly destroyed port, containers look like twisted cans, cars are charred, the ground littered with papers from offices blown up by the explosion. Neighborhoods in Beirut are devastated.
Lebanon is the country of the last large Christian communities in the East. The country where Jesus performed his first miracles and the country where Saint Charbel came from. This Saint who performs so many miracles in the lives of thousands of people around the world sees his country destroyed and in distress. Let us help Lebanon and its people overcome this unprecedented situation. You can make a donation on this page and all donations will be 100% sent to families, churches, and hospitals in the country. To thank you Our Lady of Gifts offers you the Saint Charbel product of your choice. You will just have to pay for the shipping costs.
"Let us pray for the victims, for their families; and let us pray for Lebanon so that, through the dedication of all its social, political and religious elements, it might face this extremely tragic and painful moment and, with the help of the international community, overcome the grave crisis they are experiencing".