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SUPPORTING THE THREE DISTRICTS IN TÜRKIYE

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Please allow me to introduce myself. I am PDG Canan Ersoz from District 2430 – Turkey, and currently, I am serving as DRFCC in my District.

As you know, Turkey was hit by a big earthquake. The earthquake region is in D2430. The time of the earthquake was recorded at 04:17 at a depth of 7 kilometers, with a magnitude of 7.7. The earthquake caused many deaths and property loss in the south and southeast regions of Turkey. Many buildings, homes, hospitals, schools, and government offices were severely damaged. Many main roads collapsed. The terrible news and images keep coming and coming.

Thankfully, Rotary world has been trying to help and has been showing their support. We kindly invite you to join these efforts to help recovery of the affected areas. So, what can you do:

1. Cash donations to D2430’s Earthquake account (with this money we purchase most needed items such as blankets, clothing, hygienic items, food, water etc. locally and deliver them to the affected areas with the help of local Rotarians):

USD Account Number

Bank Name: AKBANK

Bank Account Name: ROTARY 2430.BÖLGE FEDERASYONU

Branch Code :0631

Branch Name : GİMAT/ANKARA

Branch Address: Bağdat Cad. Ömer Kemik İş Merkezi No:95 A Blok/1 Gimat Yenimahalle / Ankara

SWIFT CODE: AKBKTRIS

IBAN Number: TR04 0004 6006 3100 1000 0949 00

Euro Account Number:

Bank Account Name: ROTARY 2430.BÖLGE FEDERASYONU

Bank Name: AKBANK

Branch Code :0631

Branch Name : GİMAT/ANKARA

Branch Address: Bağdat Cad. Ömer Kemik İş Merkezi No:95 A Blok/1 Gimat Yenimahalle / Ankara

SWIFT CODE: AKBKTRIS

IBAN Number: TR38 0004 6006 3103 6000 1239 44

2. Online donations: https://rotary2430.org.tr/deprem-bagisi

3. Transfer from your DDF to D2430’s DDF (please see the link: https://rotary.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ztdKml8KEamNmt?Q_JFE=qdg )

Lastly, below I would like to share DG Emre Ozturk’s recent update from today regarding the earthquake.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours in Rotary,

PDG Canan Ersoz
DRFCC – D2430, Turkey

 


 

Dear friends,

The current situation is very tragic.

The two successive and big earthquakes along with the aftershocks have been effective in 10 cities where more than 13 million people live. This is one of the biggest disasters of the geography we are living in leaving a huge destruction and debris.

So far 8500+ deaths were reported, 50 thousand casualties. Many people were saved but the hopes for the way too many under the rubble are diminishing every minute. The freezing cold makes it hard to survive and the lack of electricity, natural gas and accommodation is a major problem for the survivors.

The government has declared a state of emergency. The army has been given the role of helping the rescue teams. 36 hours have passed after the first earthquake, and fewer voices are being heard from the rubbles as time runs.

Currently, we are sending generators, tents, winter clothes, diapers, hygienic pads, food, water, and fuel. Also we have sent several excavators and similar construction vehicles. We have 4 Rotary centers in the region in Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep and Malatya where we provide either accommodation, food or both. We are in touch with Shelterbox their team is arriving tomorrow. SOS has already came with generators and tents and on their way to Elbistan, the epicenter of the earthquake. In the mean time, we are accepting donations to our District accounts for future rehabilitations.

Should any Rotarian or club would like to donate they are more than welcome. We, as the three Districts in Turkey, are now applying commonly to the disaster response grant. We have also opened accounts for other donations. Please find them above.

DG. Emre Ozturk
rtn.emreozturk@gmail.com
+90 533 593 24 33

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