We hold in prayer the people impacted by the devastating earthquakes on February 6.
On Monday, February 6, a series of powerful earthquakes struck southern Türkiye (Turkey) near the border with Syria. The quakes caused extensive damage and loss of lives. At time of writing, the death toll has surpassed 20,000 people, and thousands more are missing.
The winter weather makes the situation even more dire for people who are without shelter, warm clothes, blankets, water, and food. Some of the people affected by the earthquake were already displaced by conflict.
Today, people need emergency shelter, blankets, mattresses, clean water, food, and hygiene items.
We join Mission & Service partners the Middle East Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and the Humanitarian Coalition to show tangible support for the people of Türkiye and Syria.
Individuals can donate directly online and by phone (416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 using Visa or MasterCard).
Your can send a cheque to
The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Türkiye" on the face of your cheque.
You can send the funds with your next Mission & Service transfer, or by e-transfer to FUCC@united-church.ca and send a confirmation email to FUCC@united-church.ca with a completed transfer form.