It’s the day after a massive explosion rocked the city of Beirut and the story continues to unfold as more information becomes available.
The death toll has increased to at least 100 and the injury count to 4000 … with those numbers expected to rise as hundreds of people are reporting missing loved ones.
Take a look at these videos …
The blast leveled a port, destroyed buildings, and sent shockwaves that were felt as far away as Cyprus, 120 miles away.
Efforts to treat the injured have been hampered as hospitals are among the damaged buildings.
In response, Lebanon’s Health Minister Hamad Hassan is coordinating an emergency plan with other countries to construct up to 8 field hospitals in the city.
The Lebanese Red Cross will set up shelters and will supply food and hygiene kits for families.
The U.K. and France are expected to send in search-and-rescue teams to go through the extensive damage and rubble.
The damage resulting from the blast extends to over half the city and up to 300,000 people are left homeless … Beirut’s governor estimates between $3 to $5 billion worth of damage.
The Karmagawa community is heartbroken for the people of Beirut and we want to do what we can to help.
We’re looking to raise $250,000 to help the victims and families that are affected by this explosion … and you can donate with us at this link.
There are still a lot of people missing and Lebanon’s leaders are asking for any International help they can get.
Let’s show them that we care.
Please don’t think that any donation is too small. If we all give a little, together we can give A LOT.
Again, the donation link is here.
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