Relief & Community Care is Heart for Lebanon’s entry into the lives of refugees offering unconditional lifesaving relief and care for the community where they live. The people we serve are living at or below the extreme poverty line, causing a multitude of insecurities and fears. Transactional relief takes the form of food and hygiene product distributions. In this act we address the physical needs of the whole family.
Heart for Lebanon distributes monthly food and hygiene portions to Syrian and Iraqi refugee families, Christians and Muslims alike. The portions include supplemental food items to go with other fresh food items families need to secure on their own. Our food portions are given to the families, regardless of religion or personal belief – we only ensure that these families fit the vulnerability criteria of living below the $4 a day extreme poverty level. By providing food each month we help families become food secure, giving them one less thing to worry about in a nation that does not recognize their legal refugee status. As different needs arise, we provide special distributions in the form of kitchen items, plastic sheeting, heaters, winter clothing, blankets and mats to offset the harsh living conditions and the brutal winter weather they encounter in the country of Lebanon.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, cloth yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12