George and Amal Clooney donated $100,000 for Beirut explosion relief efforts

George Clooney and Amal Clooney are sending support to Beirut. After a massive explosion occurred in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, August 4, a rep for the A-list couple tells in a statement that they have pledged $100,000 to a number of Lebanese charities. Amal was born in Beirut and raised in the U.K. "We're both deeply concerned for the people of Beirut and the devastation they've faced in the last few days," George and Amal shared. "Three charitable organisations we've found are providing essential relief on the ground: the Lebanese Red Cross, Impact Lebanon, and Baytna Baytak. We will be donating $100,000 to these charities and hope that others will help in any way they can." Local news organisation LBCI reported that at least 5,000 people were injured in the blast and that at least 135 were killed. Dozens were also deemed missing. After the news broke, several celebrities shared messages on social media.