George and Amal Clooney Pledge $100,000 For Beirut Relief: We “Hope Others Will Help”


HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MAY 07: (L-R) Amal Clooney and George Clooney attends the premiere of Hulu's

In the wake of the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, George and Amal Clooney have donated to three Lebanese charities to aid in relief efforts. "We're both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they've faced in the last few days," George and Amal told People in a joint statement on Thursday. "Three charitable organizations we've found are providing essential relief on the ground: the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak. We will be donating $100,000 to these charities and hope that others will help in any way they can."

The tragedy hits close to home for Amal, who is a human rights lawyer, as she was born in Beirut. Her family moved from Lebanon to England during the Lebanese Civil War when she was just 2 years old.

The Beirut explosion killed hundreds and injured thousands of people on Aug. 4. In the afterRead More – Source

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