George and Amal Clooney Donate $100,000 to Beirut Explosion Aid Efforts
George Clooney and Amal Clooney are sending help to Beirut.
Two days after an enormous explosion occurred within the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, Aug. 4, a rep for the A-list couple tells E! Information in an announcement that they’ve pledged $100,000 to numerous Lebanese charities. Amal was born in Beirut and raised within the U.Ok.
“We’re each deeply involved for the individuals of Beirut and the devastation they’ve confronted in the previous few days,” George and Amal shared. “Three charitable organizations we have discovered are offering important reduction on the bottom: the Lebanese Purple Cross, Impression Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak. We shall be donating $100,000 to those charities and hope that others will assist in any approach they will.”
Native information group LBCI reported that a minimum of 5,000 individuals had been injured within the blast and that a minimum of 135 had been killed. Dozens had been additionally deemed lacking.
At the moment, the precise reason behind the explosion stays unclear. Nonetheless, President Michel Aoun mentioned an investigation into the blast would reveal the circumstances of what occurred as quickly as doable and that the outcomes can be publicly shared. In response to CNN, Prime Minister Hassan Diab mentioned an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate had been saved in a port warehouse for six years “with out preventative measures.”
After the information broke, a number of celebrities shared messages on social media. Janet Jackson posted a message that learn “Beirut in our hearts” and captioned it, “My prayers to everybody in Beirut, Lebanon.” Kim Kardashian additionally tweeted, “Pray for Beirut.”