George and Amal Clooney Donate $100,000 To Beirut Relief Efforts

BY Aria Mehta / Aug 9 2020 / 09:00 AM

The celebrity powerhouse couple, known for their generosity when it comes to supporting various causes, has made a sizeable donation to three different organisations

George and Amal Clooney Donate $100,000 To Beirut Relief Efforts

Many of us around the world are keen to support Beirut during these difficult times – including celebrities, who are often very generous with the support they’ll provide during times of hardship.

According to Harper’s Bazaar (US), George and Amal Clooney are supporting the victims of the Beirut explosion, which occurred last week in the Port of Beirut, by making a sizable donation to three different charities. Amal was born in Beirut as Amal Alamuddin, but moved from Lebanon to the UK when she was very young due to the Lebanese Civil War.

In a statement from People, the celebrity powerhouse couple explained that they were “...deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they’ve faced in the last few days.”

In a statement the Clooneys said they will be donating to “…three charitable organisations we’ve found that are providing essential relief on the ground: the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon and Baytana Baytak.”

George and Amal encourage anyone who can support the people of Lebanon to also donate or help out in any way they can.

“We will be donating $100,000 [approx. Dhs367,320] to these charities and hope others will help in any way they can,” they said, in a statement.

More than 130 people have been confirmed dead, with thousands injured and displaced from their homes.

For more information on how you can help Beirut click here.

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