Lebanese-Canadians in the capital, heartbroken by the devastating explosion in Beirut, are raising funds to help the thousands of people injured.
The Beirut blast has rattled Ottawa's Lebanese community, many of whom know someone affected by the explosion and are hearing reports about the damage from back home.
The Lebanese Club of Ottawa has launched an online fundraiser for the victims of the explosion.
Organizers say the explosion comes at a time when Lebanon is already in its worst economic crisis, in addition to dealing with a second wave of COVID-19.
The fundraiser's goal is $20,000 for the victims of the explosion. The money raised in Ottawa for explosion victims will go to hospitals in Lebanon, as well as the Lebanese Red Cross.