Posted by Steve Rutledge

The Karantina Hospital in Beirut, severely damaged by the port explosion in August 2020, is pretty close to reopening next month, thanks to support from NGO's and Rotary Clubs throughout Canada and many other countries in the world. With the support from Rotary International, we were able to provide life saving equipment for the pediatric operating theatre along with beds, tables, lights etc. Yesterday, the green light was given for the operating theatre light. Soon young patients will arrive for free or low cost, life saving surgery. Thank You Rotary for all you do!  Read more to see some of the photos.....

Beirut Karantina Hospital Global Grant Initiative - THANK YOU TO THE ROTARY CLUBS IN ROTARY DISTRICT 7070

Thank you to Whitby-Sunrise Rotarian Steve Rutledge for leading the way for Rotary Clubs in District 7070 and all over Canada to make this possible.

We are thrilled to announce that $391,400 USD was raised for the Global Grant to replace critical Operating Theatre Equipment and electric beds for the pediatric/neonatal ward of the Karantina Hospital, Beirut's only public hospital.

28 Clubs from District 7070 participated, along with 32 Canadian Clubs across the country supported with approximately half of the funds.

In total, 155 Clubs around the world participated with Canada leading the way by a wide margin!

The application has now been locked, authorized and submitted for review by RI.

Thousands of people worldwide assisted in raising funds. Thank You for putting Service Above Self.