Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal - Earthquake
A DEC appeal was announced in response to the Turkey and Syria earthquakes.
The first deadly earthquake struck while people were inside their homes, asleep in their beds, with no warning signs. Thousands of buildings, including hospitals and schools, have collapsed and infrastructure has been badly damaged. Local responders are desperately searching through the rubble for survivors.
People have been left without shelter in freezing winter conditions and desperately need blankets, emergency shelter, food and clean water.
DEC charities and their local partners are among the first responders providing urgent help. Immediate priorities are medical treatment for the injured, shelter for those who have lost their homes, heating in safe spaces, blankets, warm clothes, and ensuring people have food and clean water.
The UK Government were matching pound-for-pound up to £5 million donated by the public to this DEC appeal.
Thank you for your donations to this appeal which totalled £1,863.75.
When the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which represents 15 leading aid agencies, announces an emergency appeal, Trinity's policy is to hold a retiring collection for two Sundays - enabling us to show we care.
Past Appeals. A big thank you to those who contributed to the DEC appeals for the Pakistan floods, for Ukrainian Refugees to which you donated £5854.70 and for Afghanistan for which Trinity raised £604 including Gift Aid.