Dear Michigan State University Community,
We are writing to inform you of a devastating series of earthquakes that has struck Turkey on February 6. After 2 earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.8 and 7.6 in Kahramanmaras, a total of 243 earthquakes occurred. Earthquakes caused great damage in the various provinces of Turkey.
More than 35,000 people, including children, were killed and thousands more injured. Unfortunately, the number of people who lost their lives and injured is increasing rapidly. We need immediate support to help residents escape the rubble and provide medical assistance, shelter, clothing, and other equipment to the injured. You can check the following live article to keep updated with the latest news: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/02/08/world/turkey-syria-earthquake
We are asking for your help through this disaster. Please help alleviate this humanitarian crisis by Venmoing @msuturk however much you can. Donations of any amount are incredibly helpful ($1 dollar = 18 Turkish liras, $5 dollars = 3 meals). With the money collected from this Venmo account, we will wire this money to Turkish organizations that directly assist with the relief efforts. Alternatively, you can also directly donate to the organizations like Ahbap itself via https://ahbap.org/disasters-turkey. Ahbap is a local voluntary network that is currently very active in the affected areas.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Instagram @msu_tsa for any questions or concerns.
Thanks in advance for your support,
Turkish Student Association, Michigan State University