WXYZ — The devastation in Lebanon has left many wondering how they can help.
Mike Shehadi, a Lebanese American who lives in metro Detroit, has created a GoFundMe account to assist firefighters who were injured in Tuesday’s explosion.
In just hours, thousands of dollars have been donated. Shehadi plans to match every dollar, up to $150k, using his own funds.
Dozens were killed, and thousands injured in the massive blast. Firefighters are among the dead.
Beirut is now under a two-week state of emergency. Many left homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the country already faces one of the biggest economic crises it has seen in decades.