On August 14th, a large explosion ripped through Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. The devastating blast, which was centered near the port, killed more than 150 people and injured more than 5,000. While the search for survivors is ongoing, the death toll is expected to rise.
Among those impacted are Nazarene’s in the area. Windows were blown out in all three nearby Nazarene church buildings and a Nazarene school, and window frames, doors, and other parts of the buildings were damaged. Volunteers gathered the day after the explosion to assess the damage and sweep up broken glass and remove debris.
For more details, and to learn how you can help, follow this link: https://nazarene.org/article/massive-explosion-rocks-lebanon