ARS of Eastern US

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 150 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies still buried in the rubble.
The Armenian Relief Society of Eastern US
extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Lebanon who were affected by this tragedy. 
ARS stands with the resilient Armenian Community of Lebanon and is asking all of its supporters to extend their healing hands to our compatriots by donating during these times of need.

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ARS in Action in Beirut

The Araxi Boulghourdjian Socio-Medical Center has been operating in the Armenian-populated region of Bourj Hammoud since 1987. On the day of the Beirut Explosion, although the center staff witnessed damages in their home, they selflessly returned to the Medical Center to care for community members who had suffered from injuries. At one point doctors were operating with cell phone flash lights.

Providing Meals to the Needy

The “Vartouhi Degirmenjian” Kitchen of the Armenian Relief Cross of Lebanon (ARS Lebanon) prepares hot meals for disadvantaged families. Two days after the Beirut explosion, they had already prepared 1,000 meals for the most vulnerable in their community.