Through the Valley: Responding to the August 4th Beirut Port Blast 

By Jad Tabet 

At 5:45 PM on August 4th, 2020, I had just made it back from ABTS. My sister and father had called 15 minutes earlier saying that they were stuck in traffic on their way back from our church in Beirut, so my mother and I decided to wait for them so we could have dinner together. At 6 PM, they had just made it back, and we were talking about their trip when our apartment building shook violently. I thought it was an earthquake. We would soon find out otherwise. 

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