Lean on Me For Lebanon

This past Ramadan, you answered the Lean on Me call, and, together, we raised more than $200,000 for critical causes. Now, it is time to tell our sisters and brothers in Lebanon that they can lean on you again through our Lean on Me for Lebanon emergency campaign.

Factory explosion devastates Lebanon.

On August 4, 2020 a 4.5 Richter scale factory explosion similar to an earthquake crushed an entire city center of Beirut, Lebanon. Almost a quarter of a million people have been made homeless and one hundred killed. Assessments are still being made and the death toll will climb as more people are found. The area closest to the blast held a major seaport in which imports/exports goods has now been obliterated. Islamic Relief is working to build a sustainable supply chain for emergency aid, and asking for your support to help sustain the many projects that already help uplift people in Lebanon.

Lebanon was already on the brink of economic collapse

Lebanon is on the brink of economic collapse and famine, due to the combined challenges of a banking crisis and Covid-19 lockdown. With high unemployment rates and staggering inflation, many are struggling to make ends meet. Around half a million children in Beirut are struggling for survival or going hungry as families are increasingly unable to afford basic food items and other essentials such as electricity, cooking fuel, hygiene items, medicine, and water. Today’s explosion only makes things worse.
As Lebanon faces national instability, Islamic Relief is on the ground right now to provide urgent food support to those in need. You can help ease their pain.

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What is the Lean on Me campaign?

IRUSA’s Lean on Me series our largest virtual mobilization of volunteers EVER! When you signed up to volunteer, you let us know that we could lean on YOU! Now we are calling for you to join our efforts to let those in need across the globe know that they can lean on us for support. Despite these challenging times and the need to practice physical distancing because of coronavirus, we still have work to do and people to serve – we need your help to make that happen! Pick an area in need from the options below and create your own fundraising campaign to spread the word and help those in need.

What happens when you join the fundraising movement?

When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just practicing social distancing and praying. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.

How do I get started?

Get started by creating your page today! Click any of the sectors below to start your journey. You’ll be connected to a page full of information about our efforts and what is needed. Read through the steps, start your fundraiser, share with family and friends, and get ready to make change! For more information, attend an info session or email us at volunteer@irusa.org

Lean on Me Causes
 

Dedicate your campaign to any of these critical causes:

 

  • Lebanon

Lean on Me – Ramadan success! Here’s what we were able to achieve together this past Ramadan.

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