Regardless of one’s position on Israel’s attack on Lebanon, the need for humanitarian relief is undeniable. By many reports, up to 700,000 Lebanese have been driven from their homes. Food and medical supplies are running low. There are also claims that as much as 95% of Lebanon’s bridges have been demolished and much infrastructure in general has been destroyed.
Most humanitarian relief will come through governments, but it would seem vital for the Church to make a strong stand in attempting to alleviate suffering. One way to help is through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). “#601740 Middle East Emergency” provides funds in several places, including Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories.
Contributions may also be sent by mail to:
P.O. Box 9068
New York, NY 10087-9068