Walking inside ABC mall towards my corner, and seeing the shops shattered to pieces, I couldn’t, and still cannot process how it must have been for the shoppers, innocently strolling and enjoying a day of free-movement before another corona-lockdown. Just like the people driving nearby the port on their way back home from work, or the people enjoying their drinks outside in Mar Mikhael, and so on …I was at home when it happened, which is only 3km away from the explosion site. I feel extremely lucky to have pulled through in one piece, with only shattered windows in the house.
The Beirut blast has caused severe destruction to ABC mall. I’m now left with only my online store to continue selling, and this for an undetermined period.
However I do feel very lucky to be able to work from home, designing – cutting – sewing garments, and I want to believe that I will be able to sustain my brand for which I have dedicated 10 years of my life so far.
The country has been in turmoil since October 2019, going through an economic and financial crisis, followed by the coronavirus. And now this tragedy….destroying lives, families, businesses, everybody and everything.
As a wish to contribute to the organizations working on the ground, I have decided to donate 25$ to the Lebanese Red Cross Emergency Fund from every purchase made via my online shop, whether it’s a garment or a gift card , and this amount can be topped off at the checkout page if you wish to add more money to the 25$.
For transparency sake, every time you make a purchase, I’ll issue the online donation in your name and you’ll receive the donation receipt from the Lebanese Red Cross to your email inbox.
May justice prevail,