How we’re supporting our community in Beirut, Lebanon
August 14, 2020
Mohammad H. | General Manager of McDonald’s Lebanon | Beirut, Lebanon
On August 4, 2020, two explosions devastated Beirut, Lebanon. The extremely powerful second blast caused more than 160 deaths, thousands of injuries and more than $15 billion in property damage. It also displaced an estimated 300,000 people from their homes.
The explosions shocked the world and were terrifying for us at McDonald’s Lebanon. Luckily, none of the McDonald's restaurants teams, nor the Restaurants Support Centre teams were injured, despite the fact that seven of our restaurants were partially damaged.
In the aftermath of the explosions, we couldn’t sit back and do nothing – so we got to work.
We’ve distributed more than 8,000 burgers and 12,000 water bottles to those who are helping in the aftermath of the explosions.
Immediately, we wanted to show our community that we were in this together, and that we’ll always be here to offer help and support.
So far, we’ve distributed more than 8,000 burgers and 12,000 water bottles to those who are helping in the aftermath of the explosions. We visited hospitals, neighbourhoods and areas where volunteers are working to clean up rubble and debris.
At McDonald’s Lebanon, we try to be more than just a “good neighbour” – we hope to serve as a cornerstone of society as well.