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La Salle Bankstown raise money for Beirut Disaster

Posted on 28 August 2020
La Salle Bankstown raise money for Beirut Disaster

After the devastating explosion that occurred on the 4th August, Lebanon has been devastated and is in immense need for food, safe shelter and medical supplies.

In Week 4, La Salle College Bankstown encouraged students to fundraise toward the Beirut Disaster Appeal developed by Maronites On Mission.  

Donations will be sent via Maronites on Mission Australia to Lebanon through Caritas, Solidarity Lebanon, St Vincent de Paul and other organisations for these causes:

BEIRUT DISASTER APPEAL

  • 1000 urgent mattresses to people who have been displaced and staying at Monasteries, Convents or Schools.
  • Urgent home repairs (windows, clean up, removing debris) to render homes habitable  through Solidarity and Caritas.
  • Assistance with food packs through Solidarity Lebanon currently supporting around 6000 families in Lebanon. https://www.solidarity.org.lb/
  • Medical aid to Caritas Lebanon, on the ground in Lebanon with the devastated  communities.

Year 12 leaders and staff collected donations at recess and lunch during the week to help raise funds.  A College Mufti Day was also held, where students were asked to donate a gold coin to assist those affected by the disaster in Lebanon. 

Through the generosity of students and families in our College, the community raised exactly $4,500 dollars which will tremendously assist those devastated in Lebanon. 

The College would like to thank the community for their support of this important initiative!

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