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HP Pres Disaster Relief: Turkey Earthquake

Published On February 9, 2023

In the early hours of Monday, Feb 6, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit near Gaziantep, Turkey. The effects of the earthquake impacted southern Turkey down to northern Syria. In only a few short hours, a second 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the region again.

Numbers continue to rise, but currently more than 20,000 are reported dead, and at least another 7,000 are injured. Many buildings, bridges, and gas lines have collapsed, and thousands of homes have been destroyed. Rescue operations are underway, and disaster relief teams are being mobilized.

As the body of Christ, we are called to be love in action. Even if we are not there in person to give aid, we can help fund the disaster relief efforts in Turkey and Syria. To donate, click here.

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