In light of the devastating explosions in Beirut that killed and injured thousands, some of the world’s most renowned names are using their platforms to do their bit in helping the city. By spreading awareness and donating to Lebanese charities, they are also urging their fans and followers to do the same in whatever capacity they can.
Lebanese-British human rights barrister Amal Clooney and husband George Clooney have donated $100,000 to three charities in aid of the victims who have lost their loved ones, their homes, and livelihoods in the tragedy. “We’re both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they’ve faced in the last few days,” the couple said in a statement to People.
Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid, whose father and real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, lived in Beirut with his family before they immigrated to the US, wrote that her “eyes and heart are crying for Lebanon”. “I am sorry you have to endure this kind of disaster, my brothers and sisters,” she said in a heartfelt Instagram post, sharing that she will be donating to the Lebanese Red Cross, in addition to local organizations situated in Beirut.
my heart, strength and condolences are with Lebanon and everyone affected by this tragedy.
please support / donate if you’re able to, i will be doing so too. https://t.co/8ACJFzxl69
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 4, 2020
In full support for Lebanon, popstar Ariana Grande posted a donation link to Twitter and wrote: “My heart, strength, and condolences are with Lebanon and everyone affected by this tragedy. Please support/donate if you’re able to, I will be doing so too.” Tweeting the same donation link, British singer Harry Styles wrote that he was “heartbroken” by the tragedy. “Thinking of all those affected and sending love to everyone in Beirut. I’ve donated to the link below. If you’re able to, please give what you can,” continued Styles. Also urging their fans to help Lebanon as much as they can was Albanian-British hitmaker, Dua Lipa. The New Rules singer took to Instagram to post several infographics about ways to help the country.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell shared a series of old photos in downtown Beirut, writing that her “thoughts, prayers and love go out to the people of Lebanon and their families.” The former cover star also posted a donation link on her Instagram bio.
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