Heart for Lebanon Responds to Beirut Explosion

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC — Heart for Lebanon, a non-denominational Christian organization, serving under-resourced families and children in the country of Lebanon, is responding to the current crisis in Lebanon. The explosion at the port in Beirut equaled the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and is estimated to have killed 135, injured 5,000, and left nearly 300,000 homeless. Countless homes have been irreparably damaged, and 3 hospitals are destroyed.

The explosion at the Beirut port equaled a 3.5 magnitude earthquake & is estimated to have killed 135, injured 5,000 and left 300,000 homelessHeart for Lebanon has mobilized over 60 staff and volunteers who are working to help clean up the devastation to churches, a school, a small apartment building, a store, and some homes in the Achrafieh area.

The organization is partnering with a local Christian college and the largest church in town to help provide temporary housing for as many of the displaced families as possible.

Heart for Lebanon co-founder Tom Atema said, “Our hearts are broken over yet another crisis in Lebanon with more devastation. But this leads us to more opportunities to show and tell people about the love of Jesus Christ. This is the moment in time for our generation to use this crisis for good.”


About Heart for Lebanon

Driven by the compassionate heart of Jesus Christ, Heart for Lebanon exists to see lives changed and communities transformed. They are passionate to reach the lost and broken, advance peace, justice, and equality and empower the marginalized and rejected. Heart for Lebanon provides relief to redeem the dignity and address the needs of refugees and displaced people, empowers local communities to overcome poverty, dependency, injustice, and marginalization and transform lives of at-risk children emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually.

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CONTACT: Jack Hibbard, 609-678-0334

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