Palace skateboarder Rory Milanes is organising a huge sale with all proceeds going to support Beirut
It’s been almost two weeks since a devastating blast ripped through Beirut’s port, killing more than 185 people and injuring 6,000 others. The cause of the explosion was reported as a result of incorrectly stored ammonium nitrate which had been confiscated.
Alongside the deaths of its civilians, the damage caused by the blast has displaced hundreds of thousands of residents, destroyed part of Beirut’s shoreline, incinerated the grain silos located next to the warehouse, which has amplified the city’s food shortages caused by COVID and a financial crisis, and much more.
This Saturday, Palace skateboarder Rory Milanes is hosting a sale to raise funds for Beirut’s recovery effort. Milanes and friends, such as Blondey McCoy, will sell both old and new items from Palace, Supreme, Vans, Adidas, Thames, and “other steezey grams”, alongside skateboards and shoes.
All money will go towards Beutekbaraka, a charity which ensures “a sense of dignity to Lebanese families that have been deprived of their most basic needs and rights”.
The sale runs this Saturday 22 August from 12-4pm at London’s Southbank skate park and will be accepting cash only.