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Fundraising Appeal in Support of the Lebanese Civil Defense

Background:

The massive explosion and subsequent destruction and fires that occurred in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4th, 2020, have shown the world the role and importance of the Lebanese Civil Defense (LCD) during and after a disaster. The LCD is a volunteer force of highly-trained individuals who provide a variety of services, including: fighting domestic, industrial and forest fires, search and rescue efforts in support of survivors of accident and disasters, providing first aid to the injured, responding to vehicular accidents and providing rescue at sea, the LCD is the organization that will be the first to provide support during times of emergency in Lebanon.

Ten of LCD’s First Responders made the ultimate sacrifice when they were the first on the scene of the port explosion, arriving before the second, larger blast. The LCD volunteers have worked around the clock performing search and rescue efforts to find survivors in the Beirut-blast rubble.


The Appeal:

The LCD’s heroic efforts are hampered by a lack of equipment and modern tools and resources that are much-needed to assist and protect the volunteers perform their tasks effectively and to stay safe while they are doing so. The World Lebanese Cultural Union-Edmonton Chapter, together with a consortium of local Lebanese organizations, is fundraising to provide some of the needed supplies and equipment for the LCD. You can help in this effort by donating and sharing this appeal with others in your networks.

Donation Options:

  1. Secure online credit card transaction
  2. Go Fund Me
  3. Bank email transfer to treasurer@wlcu.ab.ca

LCD

Fundraising Committee:

The fundraising committee is made up of the following organizations and individuals:

Al Hadi Community Centre

Baasam Alahmar
Our Lady of Good Help
Maronite Church


Chorbishop Charles Saad

The World Lebanese Cultural Union -
Edmonton Chapter

Samir Bleibel (780-940-2006)
Imad Chehayeb (780-288-6082)
Raja Mita
Akram Atwi (780-498-1736)
Tony Abi Nader

The Lebanese Druze Religious High Council Representative

Honorable Sheik Rabih Salamy

The Druze Association of Edmonton

Faisal Dlaikan (403-977-7373)

The Cultural Association of Aley and District

Ghayth Jaber

Kherbet Rouha Muslim Association

Ray Hajar

Al Arz Arab Sport Club

Hassan Rahall
Walid Haymour (780-996-7977)

Canadian Lebanese International Humanitarian Foundation

Hanan Samia
Marcelle Abou Rjeily

Hassan Seiffedine | Joe Hak | Hussien Blaibel | Nizar Ali | Husen Haymour