September 2020 - UNHCR
Our team is extremely excited to officially launch our "Charity of the Month" program. To kick things off, we've selected the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UNHCR, also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is an organization solely focused on helping refugees, and those who have been displaced, recover from tragedies and build better futures. We chose this specific charity because 81 cents from every dollar you donate goes directly to those affected and living in dire conditions.
Their current initiative, Stand with Lebanon, is in response to the two explosions that tore through Beirut on August 4, 2020. Due to this tragic event, more than 300 000 people are currently displaced and in need of emergency relief. Lebanon was already plagued by a severe economic crisis and an overwhelmed healthcare system due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, these calamities have put Lebanon in an extremely arduous time in their history - action needs to be taken immediately.
The UNHCR is conducting groundwork, assessing the most immediate and pressing needs of the people to help Beirut repair and rehabilitate. They are also providing mental health and psychological support services in addition to physical emergency services. More specifically, UNHCR is providing shelter, food, water, medical care and other life-saving services to any and all refugees affected.
Beirut needs our support now more than ever. For more information or to make a donation, click here.