CLWR responded to the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria through our partnership with the Humanitarian Coalition.
The situation for these already vulnerable and displaced populations was made almost inconceivably worse, as their makeshift camps were not equipped to withstand an earthquake of this magnitude, and many had lost their homes during a cold snap with overnight temperatures below freezing.
Our partners on the ground in the ACT Alliance delivered critical aid from the first hours after the earthquake.
Your support of CLWR's emergency appeal allowed our partners to respond. Your gifts provided life-saving shelter, medical care, food and blankets to those affected.
Please use the materials below to share with your congregation about the impact of your gifts! Your support means aid can get to communities who need it so badly. Here are some resources you can use to spread the word on Sunday morning:
- Church bulletin announcement: Earthquake in Türkiye and Syria – Thank you for your immediate response and support in the aftermath of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. Please continue to pray for the millions affected in the region, for those on the ground responding and for those grieving loved ones. For updates and to find out how you can help, please visit www.clwr.org/earthquake-response.
- PowerPoint slide
- Click here for a one-page brief on CLWR's earthquake response (PDF)