Garden Grove

Rotarians aid quake victims

AN ESTIMATED 35,000 people have died due to two major earthquakes that hit Turkey and Egypt last week. Local Rotarians are sending help (European Commission photo).

The two major earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria last week have killed an estimated 35,000 people and left at least 100,000 homeless.

Garden Grove Rotary Club is joining other charitable groups in offering assistance to victims of the quakes.

“Our local District is actively involved in supporting a relief effort for Turkey and Syria necessitated by the recent massive earthquake,” according to Robert Emanuel, president of the Garden Grove Rotary.

The Orange County effort has two major components: clothing and shelter as well as volunteer help in packing those items for shipment to the stricken area.

Needed are new blankets, jackets and tents, as well as willing hands for packing. Volunteers can contact Samar Aziz at (714) 614-0435.

The packing will take place at 14712 Bentley Circle, Unit B, Tustin through Thursday morning to get the donations to Turkish Airlines by Thursday night.

Donations of boxes and box tape are also needed.

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