How to help earthquake victims?
In-kind donations in city points
In Wroclaw, Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Kraków, gifts for earthquake victims in Turkey can be brought to special points opened on that occasion.
Donators can deliver necessary items to the point at ul. Wita Stwosza 15a/2a in Wroclaw. Contact person: Elvan Gazi, phone: +48 696 939 860.
‘Items submitted as in-kind donations should be unused and adequate to winter conditions. Please do not submit secondhand items,’ informed Cengiz K. FIRAT, Ambassador of Turkey in Poland.
‘Let us try to soothe, at least a bit, the pain after this disaster together. Thank you for your help in advance,’ we can read in the ambassador’s message on Facebook.
Fundraising by NGOs
You can also support fundraising organised by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including:
The Wroclaw NOMADA Association raises funds on zrzutka.pl. For more information, visit its Facebook page.
- Caritas Polska
Money can be paid via Caritas Polska or by text message (text: POMOC, number 72052, cost: 2.46 PLN).
- Polish Humanitarian Action
Donations can be paid via siepomaga.pl and on the website of the Polish Humanitarian Action.
- Polish Centre for International Aid [PCPM] Foundation
Money can be paid via the website or directly to the account of the PCPM Foundation: mBank 18 1140 1010 0000 5228 6800 1001.
What is needed most?
The Turkish embassy said that winter clothes for children and adults are the most necessary, including:
- coats and jackets,
- autumn-winter footwear,
- mattresses (for tents),
- sleeping beds,
- heaters (also catalytic gas heaters),
- gas cylinders,
- power banks,
- power-generating units,
- food products (e.g., canned food),
- food for children,
- baby diapers,
- hygiene products (also for women).