Dubai-based Karen Wazen and her eponymous eyewear brand announced they are donating $10,000 (approximately Dhs37,000) to the relief efforts in Beirut following the devastating blast.
Aptly Karen Wazen Eyewear is donating the money to the Beirut Eye & ENT Spec Hospital (BESH) to help the some 6,000 who were injured in the devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital last month.
In the wake of the tragedy on August 4, Wazen, who is from Beirut, shared her heartbreak over the blast to her 4.3 million followers on Instagram.
“My heart is shattered in pieces… shattered like the glass of over 300,000 homes across Lebanon,” Wazen said last month.
She urged people to help her beloved country which was “crying out for help” following the tragic events.
Wazen joins the many brands and celebrities who have donated to help the Beirut relief efforts.
Chanel and H&M both made large donations to causes and Beirut-based Zuhair Murad launched an initiative to raise money for relief efforts.
Meanwhile, Amal and George Clooney and Bella Hadid have also made donations to help the city of Beirut.