It can’t be said too often: The earthquake on the border of Türkiye and Syria requires our full attention and support for the recovery effort must be financially supported. Donations to the Disaster Emergency Committee and all the usual suspects (Red Cross Christian Aid, Tear Fund and many more) will be very welcome. In Syria the situation is even more precarious due to the ongoing conflict, especially in the north where the earthquake has struck hardest.
In fact, Churches Together in Dorking (which I believe we support) are asking for volunteers to shake buckets in Dorking from Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 February for the DEC Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal. If you can spare a few hours, please let me know by reply email (with preferred times and contact details) or contact Elizabeth Dobson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01306 881479. It would be great if we could collect a substantial amount to send in aid of the homeless surviving in the cold.
The picture below is of our recent toilet twinning effort. This is a great way to provide permanent, ongoing support for communities in poorer countries. Both our toilets are now twinned.
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