Bay Area Donation Drive for Lebanon

My friend is organizing a donation drive on July 29 in San Mateo to help the people of Lebanon. The money is going directly to Red Cross/Red Crescent or UNICEF. This drive is not affiliated with any party, religion or background and is purely a humanitarian effort. Please help if you can and spread the word. You can also donate online at: http://www.relieflebanon.org.

Sinbad Market and Grill
150 E. 4th Ave., San Mateo
Saturday, July 29, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Contact: lebanese@gmail.com or joyceym@hotmail.com

More information after the jump.

Dear Lebanese Americans and Friends of Lebanon,

To promote and organize the financial donation efforts for the victims of Lebanon, members from various Bay Area lebanese clubs are organizing a Donation Day for Lebanon.

Please join us on Saturday July 29th in front of Sinbad Market and Grill from 10am to 4pm. Representatives will be welcoming your check donations. Please make your checks payable to the Red Cross/Red Crescent or UNICEF.

For online tax deductible donations or if you can’t make it to the drive and want to pay by check, by credit card or by phone, please log on to this website: http://www.relieflebanon.org/ . Everyone is *highly* encouraged to get a matching donation from their employers.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email lebanese@gmail.com or joyceym@hotmail.com.

Lebanon needs your support. Please donate generously, and please invite as many people as you can. The more funds and awareness we can raise, the better off the Lebanese people will be.

May you and your families be safe,
The Bay Area Lebanese Americans and Friends of Lebanon.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mattymatt (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 10:32 am

    Does “help the people of Lebanon” mean providing them with passage to someplace else? At this point, that seems like the only way to stop bystanders getting hurt or killed.


  2. Lebanese (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 1:45 pm

    Hi Matt,

    Helping them at this point is just making sure they have water, food and a means for the victims to the hospital. Even those basic necessities are no where to be found and humanitarian aid is very hard to get to the remote places. The Red Cross and other organizations are running out of gas, for example, and out of first aid supplies.

    Here is Kofi Annan on the subject:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/20/AR2006072000912.html

    Any help you can provide is GREATLY appreciated (and tax deductible). Please note, this is in NO WAY affiliated with any political parties and is purely humanitarian.

    May you and your families be safe,
    D



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