The Brigade of Mercy (BOM) was established in May 2018. BOM’s mission is to provide charitable relief to people suffering from poverty, war, and other calamities. BOM’s vision is to alleviate the burden of poverty by changing one life at a time. BOM serves people of all races, nationalities, religions, and gender. 100% of the donations go towards aid. Our model is simple: we provide goods or items to the organizations we work with.
BOM has had many success stories since its establishment. Here’s one of the most recent ones:
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 which left a very short period to get the items. BOM quickly contacted LoveLiBeirut and informed them of their participation. The movement requested BOM to focus on medical and hygiene items.
On August 10, 2020, BOM reached out to its donors asking for their support. By August 12, BOM had collected close to $800 in monetary donations in addition to in-kind donations. Thanks to these donations, BOM was able to purchase the following:
1,600 alcohol prep pads
1,200 assorted bandages
1,152 maxi feminine pads
1,000 exam gloves
300 hygiene kits
300 disposable masks
100 handmade masks
72 hand sanitizers
Donations needed to be packed and boxes needed proper labeling for custom clearance. Our donors and volunteers helped pack the items.
On August 15, BOM successfully delivered the items to the drop off location indicated by LoveLiBeirut. We were warmly welcomed by the numerous volunteers who were grateful for our support.
This success story shows how donors trust BOM and quickly respond to our wishes of having a strong humanitarian impact. BOM can always be counted on to deliver necessities in a timely and efficient manner. We aligned with our mission and vision through this wonderful act of humanity, and we continue to do so every single day. We are here to change one life a time.