Responding to the needs of our community members in Beirut after the catastrophic event of the explosion in the Beirut Port, our team of volunteers distributed on 10 and 11 August 2020, 75 food baskets in the Ashrafieh area that was directly affected by the explosion. In addition, another team visited the families who were directly affected by the blast. The team included a technician who can assess the damages on the spot. Rev. Sargis from Baouchrieh headed with the team to meet the families for prayer and spiritual support. Each package includes: 2 kg rice 2 kg bulgur 2 [...]
Within the committee relief program and to meet the needs of our community, since the beginning of the economic crisis in Lebanon until the catastrophic event of the explosion in Beirut Port, our team of volunteers has distributed on 11 and 12 August 2020 120 food baskets in the Al Hadath area in Baabda Each package includes: 2 kg rice 2 kg bulgur 2 kg of sugar 2 kg flour 2 spaghetti 1 Tomato Sauce 1.5 liters of oil 400g tahini 1 kg salt 1/2 kg vermicelli 400 g tea The Support Committee appreciates all those who contributed to the delivery [...]
During the month of August 2020, following the Beirut port explosion, ASC volunteers distributed medical aid to a total of 85 community members from across Lebanon. This aid was distributed in the form of medicine for chronic and incurable diseases. It came in response to the dire economic and health situation that was made worse by the explosion. Distribution timeline: On 12 August, aid was delivered to 21 people in Sed Al Baouchrieh, Matn. Beneficiaries received medicine supplies to last them either one or two months. On 24 August, aid was delivered to 42 people in Ksara, Zahle. Beneficiaries received [...]
On Monday, May 11, 2020, one hundred food parcels were distributed by the parish of Mar Giwargis after receiving them from the Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attaché at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Beirut. The aid was received in the presence of Chorbishop Yatron Koliana, the delegate of H.B. Mar Meelis Zaya, metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East’s Diocese of Australia, New Zealand, and Lebanon. Moreover, it was received in the presence of Reverend Sargis Youkhana; president of the parish of Mar Giwargis association, Touma Khoshaba; and members of the ASC. This took place on Sunday, May [...]
After the announcement of general mobilization in Lebanon in the beginning of March 2020, economic pressures mounted, affecting all segments of Lebanese society. Different associations took initiative as a result, including churches. Based on the situation, various parish committees attached to the Assyrian Church of the East in Lebanon decided to allocate food rations for parish families. So it was that ASC worked on allocating 800 parcels of food and cleaning supplies to various parishes for distribution during the month of April, starting with the distribution on April 16. The parcels were allocated as follows: Church of Mar Zaya, Zahle–120 [...]
The International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and Assyrian Support Committee (ASC) distributed certificates of completion to the students of the first stage English class, which was supervised by English teacher, Mr. Anton Alexan. The distribution was attended by Chorbishop Yatron Koliana along with some members of the IOCC and ASC. The chorbishop thanked the students and their teacher for their efforts, as well as IOCC and ASC for their efforts in implementing such projects.