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In the early morning of February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake happened near the Turkish/Syrian border.  Thousands were killed and injured, trapped beneath the rubble. Rescue and recovery work is continuing.

The ACT Alliance has many members working in the area who have been responding to humanitarian needs. “As the scale of the disaster continues to be discovered, ACT members are checking in with their own staff teams, conducting rapid needs assessments, and already working to provide life-saving supplies to impacted people,” says the ACT Alliance. 

PWRDF will immediately allocate $35,000 to the ACT Alliance to support its members working in the area. PWRDF is also accepting funds to support this appeal.

Please keep the people affected by this devastating earthquake in your prayers. Donations can be made to support PWRDF’s response online, or over the phone by calling 416-822-9083 (or leave a message toll-free at 1-866-308-7973 and we will return your call.) You can also donate by mail. Send your cheque to PWRDF, 80 Hayden Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada, M4Y 3G2. Please indicate Syrian Earthquake in the memo field.