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The Humanitarian Fund


As a non-political and non-religious organization, the Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs (SFSLAC) and the Southern Federation Foundation, Inc. (SFFI), and in adherence with both mission statements, have formed the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) Committee to raise funds through donations in support of humanitarian relief efforts carried out by non-political and non- religious organizations to help those suffering from such tragic catastrophes.


The people of Lebanon desperately need our help now more than ever. We are in touch with some of non-political and non-religious organizations (such the Lebanese Red Cross, The American University of Beirut Disaster Relief, the St. George Medical Center, Lebanon for Tomorrow, and many more) that are on the ground in Beirut helping as much as they can. 


We are pleading for your donations. Any amount, no matter the size, will make a difference.  


Right you can forward your donation check payable to the “Southern Federation Foundation, Inc., Attention Lebanon Humanitarian Fund” and mail it to Salah Diab, Chairman, 5535 Lost Ln., San Antonio, TX 78238. 


Please contact Salah Diab at sfslacvp@sfslac.org for information.


Lebanon Humanitarian Fund Committee: Salah E. Diab, PhD., P.E., Chairman; members: Arthur Jones; Nancy Karam Abrusley; Richard J. Karam, Esq.; Sharon Abercia; Patricia Karam; Sam Abounasr; Jerry (Trey) Lavespere, Esq.; Tony Bikhazi; Jamil Mahfoud; Austin Davis; Johnny Mekari; Albert Johary, M.D.; Abeer Saad; Joe Joseph, Jr.; George B. Murr, Esq. 

The Charity Fund


During the past 15 years, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been contributed to numerous charities. This has greatly enhanced the success of the Charity Program. Funds have been donated to hospitals, orphanages, burn centers, epileptic centers and other health and welfare projects. As part of its annual giving, the Charity Committee makes a donation to a local charity in the city where the Southern Federation hosts its annual convention.


Under the guidance of Charity Director Vera Mekari, the Charity Committee reviews charitable causes to determine the extent of financial assistance to be given. The decision is at the discretion of the Director and Committee. They are generally made aware of worthy causes through committee members or members of the Southern Federation.


Donations to the Charity Fund may be given to celebrate the occasion of a birthday or anniversary as well as in memory of relatives or friends. Contributions may also be made directly to specific projects established by the Charity Committee.


Over the years, contributions have been made by the Southern Federation's affiliated clubs, individuals members and the Federation itself. Donations have also been given by non-Federation members interested in the projects undertaken by the Committee.


For more information, contact Vera Mekari at vmekari@gmail.com.

An organization of heritage since 1931
Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs, Inc.
Southern Federation Foundation, Inc.

2600 E Ward Terrace #32
Anaheim, California 92806

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