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BEIRUT, August 12, 2020 — Baitulmaal, a Dallas-based international humanitarian organization, is on the ground providing emergency aid to people affected by the August 4 explosion that killed at least 220 people, injured more than 5,000 and left and estimated 300,000 homeless.

In addition to emergency food and medicine, the 4-star charity is providing labor to help clear away wreckage left by the horrific explosion. Baitulmaal Program Manager Elizabeth Sohail said that her team has been continuously assessing the needs in Lebanon since the first hours after the explosion happened.

“We’re continuously communicating with our resources on the ground to see how Baitulmaal can fill in gaps in emergency aid,” said Sohail. “Right now we’re focusing on helping people survive the coming weeks, but we plan to stick around to help because this tragedy will likely affect people’s lives for months, if not years, to come.”

Baitulmaal has already dedicated $100,000 in emergency aid and will pledge more as donations continue to come in for their Lebanon Relief fund.

For more information about Baitulmaal or to contribute to its Lebanon Emergency Relief fund, please visit https://baitulmaal.org/help4lebanon.

Baitulmaal is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides life-saving, life-sustaining and life-enriching aid to people in need around the world. With headquarters in Dallas, the charity has offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and New Jersey as well as international offices in Jordan, Kenya, Somalia and Pakistan.

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