INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

LoveLiBeirut (special project for Beirut, Lebanon)

On August 4, 2020, a colossal explosion in Beirut sent a mushroom cloud into the air and a supersonic blast wave radiated through the city. The blast wave levelled buildings and caused extensive damage over much of the city, which is home to two million people. This huge catastrophe killed at least 200 people, injured around 5,000 and left as many as 300,000 people as homeless.
On August 6, 2020, in the Washington area, a campaign named LoveLiBeirut started trending over social media, asking for donations in categories including medical, hygiene, clean-up, and home resources. All donations were due on August 15, 2020. BOM quickly contacted LoveLiBeirut and informed them of their participation. The movement requested BOM to focus on medical and hygiene items.
Within two days, BOM collected enough monetary donations (in addition to in-kind donations) to be able to purchase the following: alcohol prep pads, assorted bandages, feminine pads, exam gloves, hygiene kits, hand sanitizers, handmade and disposable masks.
On August 15, BOM successfully delivered the items to the drop off location indicated by LoveLiBeirut.

STATUS: CLOSED – we are currently not accepting donations for this special project as this was a one-time emergency campaign.

Sonnia House (Mattru Jong District, Sierra Leone)

Sonnia House is an orphanage which provides a home and a safe place for 30 children to live. Food, shelter, and education is also provided to over 120 vulnerable children who are not part of the facility. Every year, BOM provides materials for school uniforms, backpacks, school supplies, undergarments and hygiene kits to the 120+ children served by Sonnia House. We have also provided solar lights for the rooms in the orphanage as needed.

STATUS: ACTIVE - we are currently accepting donations. If you would like to donate items, please call or email us for further details.

Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade (Comayagua, Honduras)

Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade unites with rural villages to provide clean water, public health education, and community health worker training to treat common diseases. They work with hospitals and clinic partners to provide healthcare services to Hondurans and medical training in emergency medicine, rehabilitation, and biomedical engineering. BOM provides school supplies, hygiene kits, baby caps, and blankets to the children and families in need.

STATUS: ACTIVE - we are currently accepting donations. If you would like to donate items, please call or email us for further details.

Al Amal Center (Amman, Jordan)

Al Amal Center provides daily educational training to about 45-60 children with mental learning disabilities and autism. The center offers programs of occupational therapy for physical and psychological rehabilitation and trains children in self-care skills, including physical, sensory, and motor skills. Al Amal also offers full boarding to orphans who have grown up in the center. BOM provides educational materials to the center for the continuation of their activities.

STATUS: ACTIVE - we are currently accepting donations. If you would like to donate items, please call or email us for further details.

Rotary Club of Centreville and Chantilly (Chantal, Haiti)

"Service Above Self" - The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. In Haiti, thousands of school age students are not in school because there is no classroom space or because the student lacks the funds for their uniforms and books. Every year, BOM partners with the Rotary Club of Centreville and Chantilly to provide over the counter pain medication and school items needed for the children (such as musical instruments or books).

STATUS: ACTIVE - we are currently accepting donations. If you would like to donate items, please call or email us for further details.

Sir Syed National School (Uttar Pradesh, India)

Sir Syed National School builds not for profit schools for refugee students displaced as a result of religious riots in the region. BOM provided books in English for the libraries of two elementary schools and building blocks for the school age children.

STATUS: ON HOLD – Due to Covid-19, in-kind donations are currently on hold as the children are remote.

SLBD - ABCD Caringin (Kota Bandung, Indonesia)

SLB stands for Sekolah Luar Biasa in Indonesian language which means Special Needs School. This school serves about 50 underprivileged children with visual disabilities in a town about 3 hours away from Jakarta. This school is a home based school with limited government funding, run by someone who is blind himself. We are working with a friend of BOM who is based in Jakarta, and who is in touch with the school to understand its needs. BOM provided soccer balls with bells, oil paints, canvas and brushes.

STATUS: ON HOLD – Due to Covid-19, in-kind donations are currently on hold as it is difficult to get supplies to the school.

Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS - Syria)

SAMS is a global medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria, in neighboring countries, and beyond to save lives and alleviate suffering. SAMS provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need. BOM provided gloves for doctors providing medical help on the ground.

STATUS: ON HOLD – We are in contact with SAMS to understand their current needs.

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