ABTS: Housing the Homeless

ABTS Welcomes 70 Displaced Persons

By Emily Hoppin

With the Beirut explosion having made approximately 300,000 people homeless, ABTS decided to open its arms and its residences to those in need. Upon hearing the shocking news, ABTS staff and partners jumped into action to repaint, remodel, and fix up their student dorms to house those whose homes were destroyed. With all hands on deck, ABTS was able to receive its first family on August 7th. Since then, displaced families have been gradually arriving and now, along with the medical workers and first responders who were already being housed on campus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 70 people of all ages are currently staying in ABTS’s various residences.

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