ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Donations are pouring in to help those affected by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
Channel 2′s Audrey Washington spoke with organizers and volunteers at the Ahiska Turkish Community Center of Atlanta in Alpharetta on Wednesday.
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“We’re gathering blankets, winter shoes, coats, all the necessities. Hygiene products and a lot of baby products,” volunteer Gyunash Akiboba said.
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Akiboba said she saw the devastation the 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused on Monday and felt she had to do something to help.
“We got over 250 boxes done in one day, so I’m really proud of my community,” Akiboba explained.
According to emergency officials, more than 11,000 people are dead and those who survived are still in the cold with nowhere to go.
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“And another thing, the temperatures are really cold and people are homeless and it’s freezing and people are dying,” Akiboba said.
Tofik Kadyro is the head organizer of the effort.
He told Washington though he is busy collecting monetary donations and supplies, his mind is on his friends, who are still unaccounted for.
“I called and I didn’t receive any answer,” Kadyro said.
The center is accepting donations until Feb.12.
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