THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM OPERATION ORPHAN
I hope you are all doing well!
We have received your incredibly generous donation of £704.62 for our appeal to help those affected by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey & Syria. On behalf of everyone here at Operation Orphan, thank you so much to all of those involved in this fundraiser! We are so appreciative of The Lanes Primary School’s continued support. As all of our admin costs are underwritten, every penny you all have raised will go to helping those affected by the earthquakes.
This week, we have sent a second deployment of our Crisis Response Team back into Hatay, Turkey. The team is there supporting children orphaned or made vulnerable by the earthquakes. On CRT’s first deployment to Hatay, they partnered with Turkish social services and together, recovered and helped dozens of families by providing practical aid like toiletries, cleaning products, tents, water filters, funds, etc. The team has also visited several IDP camps where they passed out over 250 of our beautiful handmade blankets to children; they also played games like rounders and football with them. It is incredibly important to us that we bring these children, who have undergone incredibly traumatic events, a sense of normalcy as it helps them to cope and begin to process their experiences. The team will be in Turkey for the next week continuing to identify, make safe, and keep safe children affected by these disasters.
We could not help these children and families without our amazing supporters, like yourselves. Thank you all so much incredibly much!
Best Wishes, Emma