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Turkey and Syria Response

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

We grieve with the tragic news happening in Syria & Turkey with the recent earthquakes and we cry out to God for healing, comfort, and restoration for these cities and nations.

Some resources and organizations to consider supporting:

World Renew has been one of our international partners in particular with some of our refugee sponsorships. They have ongoing work in Syria and have a Disaster Response team that will be responding to support those left most vulnerable in the wake of major earthquakes. For specific prayer requests and opportunities to give to these response efforts, you are encouraged to check out

You can also read more and support the United Church of Canada's response here:

The Turkish Culture and Folklore Society of Canada has opened the following local drop-off locations for donations:

  • Forest Heights Community Centre located at 1700 Queens Blvd., Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Centreville Chicopee Community Centre located at 141 Morgan Ave., Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Kitchener Fire Station at 270 Strasburg Rd., Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends in the Hatay Province

When Aidan Maxwell served in Turkey on missions, he stayed with a family/missionaries who are on the front lines of response work. They will distribute directly to churches and families for disaster relief. You can send funds to this grassroots ministry via the following link:


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