American Univesity of Beirut

 Neighborhood Initiative Disaster Response

​​​​​The Neighborhood Initiative’s Disaster Response includes ongoing projects such as Al Jar lil Jar that provides monthly support to needy families in Ras Beirut, and referrals of vulnerable elderly neighbors to the AUB Gold Clinic for free consultations and support to secure medications and tests. It has also taken on new projects such as damage assessment for quick household and SME repairs (entrance doors, aluminum frames, and glass) in Ras Beirut, with Nusaned NGO; securing land in Karantina from the Municipality of Beirut and collaborating with Development Inc., Lebanon Reforestation Initiative, UN-Habitat, and other partners as part of the Rubble to Mountains Initiative to collect rubble and glass debris to be sorted and recycled for the rehabilitation of abandoned quarries in an effort to divert debris from landfills; supporting affected Karantina families with electrical appliances, food boxes and hygiene kits; and reopening the Karantina Municipal Garden and collaborating with Catalytic Action and an AUB clinical psychology team to support children suffering from post-traumatic conditions.

To support heritage preservation efforts of buildings severely affected by the blast, the AUB Neighborhood Initiative collaborated with Nusaned NGO, Save Beirut Old Houses Initiative, and Arcenciel to rehabilitate the Gholam cluster in the Mar Mikhael neighborhood. The two buildings are a beautiful example of the architectural development in Beirut between 1870 and 1930. With work to be completed in spring 2021, five families will be coming back home, bringing life and hope back to the blast area. ​

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  • For electronic bank transfers outside Lebanon, please use the account information below:

Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase, NA
Bank Address: 4 Chase MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245
Account Name: American University of Beirut
Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 005-022622
SWIFT: CHASUS33
Designation: Neighborhood Initiative Disaster Response

  • For electronic bank transfers in Lebanon, please use the account information below:
Bank Name: Citibank, NA Lebanon
Account Name: American University of Beirut
USD Account IBAN: LB16 0115 0000 0000 0006 0022 4115   
LBP Account IBAN: LB72 0115 0000 0000 0006 0022 4077
SWIFT: CITILBBE
Designation: Neighborhood Initiative Disaster Response

  • ​​For check donations please make checks payable to AUB – Neighborhood Initiative Disaster Response and mail to:
​Office of Development
American University of Beirut
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8​th Floor​
New York, NY 100​17
​Office of Development
American University of Beirut
Bliss Street, P O Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon​

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