BELEN, TURKEY — Beyza* and her family began sleeping on the street in front of their apartment building after it was badly damaged during the Feb. 6 earthquakes. A few weeks later, they were still living on the street—with no place else to go—when they met a Samaritan’s Purse team who offered them an emergency shelter tent.Samaritan’s Purse is working with a local partner in Turkey to distribute and assemble tents for families like Beyza’s, and this emergency shelter is meeting urgent needs for those who are suffering and struggling to find a way forward in the earthquake disaster’s aftermath.
Hi, my name is Paul Carr.
I’m here with Samaritan’s Purse in the region of Hatay, Turkey, where just four weeks ago a 7.8 and a 7.5 earthquake hit this area and left 3 million people displaced.
Through our partnership with First Hope Association and with support of the Turkish government, today we’re here in Belen and we’re currently offloading the 100 tents which will be used. There’s shelters for 100 families who are currently without shelter.
The people of Turkey are really hurting since this disaster, so we just ask you to continue to keep them in your prayers.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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- Global News Alliance, Meeting Ongoing Needs in Turkey
- Samaritan’s Purse, Official Website