The explosion this week in Beirut was startling to watch, and the images of the aftermath and the dreadful toll of the blast have been absolutely heartbreaking.
This terrible tragedy has struck a city still recovering from a devastating civil war and still dealing with the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Closer to home, Lebanese Canadians are suffering and in need of our support and comfort. Like all of us, they can only watch their screens and hope for any good news they can find.
For all of us, it was yet another terrible news day in a year of difficulty and devastation – and a reminder to all Canadians, and people around the world, of the need to support one another in challenging times.
The Red Cross is on the scene, and doing what we all wish we could. Unifor’s Social Justice Fund has already contributed $50,000 to the Red Cross in Lebanon. Please donate what you can.