Love in the Time of Corona
By Sophie Nasrallah
Your help can save lives
The coronavirus is now officially spreading through Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria, as well as in other countries in the Middle East. This follows a harsh winter and unprecedented economic and financial crises that have already severely impacted the most vulnerable. As a result, many families, as well as our local partners who are serving in their midst, are at a higher risk of contracting the coronavirus and developing complications.
To help protect our local partners as they continue to serve the poor and vulnerable around them, we are providing guidance on how to safely distribute food assistance in the coming weeks, as well as basic personal protective equipment, including masks, bleach and pump sprays, alcohol, gloves, and hand sanitizer.
In turn, we are attempting to provide as many essential hygiene kits as possible to vulnerable families in order to meet their immediate sanitary needs. Each kit contains 12 bars of soap, two bottles of hand sanitizer, and two packages of paper towels. Hygiene kits not only help prevent the spread of the coronavirus within densely populated refugee and vulnerable Lebanese settlements, they also provide much-needed relief to vulnerable households amidst Lebanon’s ongoing economic crisis.
Wherever you are, you can contribute to save lives here. With $50, you can help us cover the cost of three hygiene kits and protect three families from the virus and its consequences. In turn, you help protect all other families that they would have potentially contaminated. Please consider making this small investment, as it would have an exponential positive impact on the most vulnerable.