Rotary Club Los Angeles Cedars Holiday Fundraiser Event
to Help us Defeat Hunger in Lebanon
The holidays approach, we invite you to the Rotary LA Cedars' Fundraiser as we rally donations for struggling families in Lebanon. This season, we wish to see those families sharing laughs over homemade meals in warm homes. Help us make our wish come true, join the fundraiser and donate! Every penny truly counts. Your donation will help provide families in need through food boxes.
A movie prepared by Rotarian Youmna Abboud and Immediate Past President Hagop Dantziguian, to communicate and show the good deeds Rotary Club Beirut Cedars was able to perform thanks to the support of Rotary Club LA Cedars, who was able to support us thanks TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU
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Rotary Project:
Economic and community development
Dear friend of Lebanon,

The situation in Lebanon is in a total crisis politically, economically and security-wise. What started as a peaceful revolution back in October 2019 to protest against corruption, ended up in a total disaster after the Pandemic and the Port Explosion on August 4th, 2020. Following years of corruption by the ruling elite, 80% of the population now lives below the poverty line.

Basic necessities such as food, water, and electricity are in short supply. Medication is nowhere to be found in pharmacies because it is imported and as such, its cost has risen ten times due to the devaluation of the local currency. Additionally, local banks face a liquidity problem since late 2019, as most of their funds were invested with the Lebanese government which defaulted on its loans. As a result of the devaluation of the currency and the loss of the deposits, only limited withdrawals of local currency are allowed. Foreign currency is not available and is impossible to withdraw.

Lebanon’s disastrous financial and economic situation calls for an Agri-Food and Agri-Tourism Project in Lebanon. It would contribute to solving numerous problems rooted in the Lebanese realm for years, in particular the impoverishment of urban and rural populations, and lack of local products due to extensive imports. Suggested solutions would include revitalizing the country's local agro-food productions, overcoming the high cost of imported products and finding long-term solutions to the current shortage, while creating jobs at a time when the country’s unemployment rate is above 30%.
If you are a Rotarian, your club can be our international connection for a Global Grant. If you are not a Rotarian, you can fund part of the project and make an impact in the lives of Lebanese. Thank you!
Project Details
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