More than 21,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands injured by the powerful earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, Feb 6.
CYCG quickly took action to support people impacted by the earthquake. They decided to donate newly handmade DIY blankets to Turkey. CYCG has already handmade and donated another 140 blankets to local hospitals and homeless shelters this winter. CYCG immediately set up 4 collection sites (3 in Clarksville and one in Ellicott City) to collect winter clothes, tents, sleeping bags, and OTC medicines from the community. CYCG received overwhelming support from the community, and many students volunteered to help.
On Feb 10 and Feb 11, CYCG proudly donated 123 brand-new blankets with student-designed encouraging cards and 1000+ winter clothes. The in-kind donation will be sent to Turkey through Turkish Airlines over the weekend.
CYCG stopped donation collection since the Turkish embassy won’t accept winter clothes anymore.