Today we received such a heartwarming donation and the story behind it, and we wanted to share it with you. A young girl named Maya had been following the explosion and humanitarian crisis that followed in Beirut. Her family is Lebanese and Palestinian, so this tragedy has really struck home for them. With the help of her parents Ahmad and Rana, she reached out to our representative, Gus Mansour, who is traveling to Lebanon in just a few days. He will be taking suitcases packed with needed supplies and money to buy more supplies there. Maya had been saving money to buy a laptop for herself, but after hearing about the explosion and the conditions people are living in now because their homes were destroyed, she wanted to do something to help. So, she decided to donate the $300 she had saved up to help the Lebanese people recover from this tragedy.
We want to thank Maya for her compassion and generosity, and we know her selfless action will benefit so many in Beirut. She really is an example to us all to care for those suffering from war or natural or man-made disaster and that anything you can do to help is so appreciated by those in need.
You can join Maya in helping our Lebanon Emergency Fund by donating here. Although Gus is leaving in the next couple days, we are continuing to raise funds to send to our office in Jordan so they can continue the cooperation with the Jordan Hashemite Charities to get supplies in to Lebanon and directly to the people who need it most. We are helping with things like generators, medical supplies, food, and more.
Thank you Maya!