BEIRUT — Following Beirut’s devastating explosion several recent initiatives have seen SAT-7 staff bring food and water to those continuing the mammoth task of clearing glass and securing buildings, including providing a breakfast to one volunteer group.
Maroun Bou Rached, SAT-7 Lebanon’s Executive Director. explains why their team were preparing breakfast for 250 volunteers of the Offer Joy Association.
Maround Bou Rached – SAT-7 Lebanon Executive Director
It is natural for SAT-7 to be on the ground with people who are need during this situation especially that it goes along with the message of SAT-7 which is to reflect the love of Christ to the people.
And at this very time it is important to show that the love of Christ by being present on the ground helping the people, even if it’s like the widow’s offering. With the little that we have, we at SAT-7, are trying to help.
Today the initiative is to provide breakfast for ‘Offie Joie’ Association, who is offering to help in the restoration of the buildings in Beirut.
Lili Saad – SAT-7 Lebanon HR Supervisor
We offered 250 food portions with drinks and the dessert, so in a way we are extending some support from us with the hashtag #ForBeirut.
Mireille Tannouri – SAT-7 Lebanon Operation Coordinator
The beauty of helping today is the fact that there were many organizations that wanted to offer and help us too even individual initiatives from people who donated funds to support SAT-7 in this humanitarian aid initiative that we’re doing today.
Launched in 1996, SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) — with its international headquarters in Cyprus — broadcasts Christian and educational satellite television programs to more than 30 million people in the Middle East and North Africa. Its mission is to make the gospel available to everyone, and support the church in its life, work and witness for Jesus Christ. SAT-7 broadcasts 24/7 in Arabic, Farsi (Persian) and Turkish, using multiple satellite channels and online services.
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- Global News Alliance, SAT-7 Stands with People of Beirut on the Screens and on the Streets
- SAT-7 UK, Official Website