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To help underserved and marginalized communities build their capacity towards resilience.
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66429

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Companies: It’s the new year and a great time to think about giving back. Last year presented unique challenges for all. As a result, maybe you weren’t able to organize your traditional volunteering activities last fall and want to make up for it. Maybe you have new goals for 2021 that you want to achieve, or you accomplished great things as a workplace community and want to build on that success during the year ahead. Any way you look at it, if your company wants to start the year off on a fresh, positive note and help employees connect with…

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Over the past year and a half, Lebanon has been suffering. In mid-2019, the economy collapsed and it has continued to decline rapidly. The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of people without work and therefore no way to put food on the table. Then, in August of 2020, a massive explosion took place in Beirut, leaving thousands of people with destroyed homes. Maryam* explained that, “all buildings were highly damaged, for we are very close to the port… inside, all the windows exploded.” UMR had been working in Lebanon since the first economic collapse, providing food parcels and cash vouchers to those in need. But after the blast, we knew we needed to do more. Therefore, we decided to reconstruct people’s homes that were destroyed in the blast. Additionally, because people were desperate for work, we hired local workers to do the job in hopes that it would help them…