Operation Blessing Deploys International Disaster Relief Team to Turkey Following Deadly Earthquake
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (February 6, 2023) – Operation Blessing is deploying its International Disaster Relief team to Turkey to aid in the relief efforts following the deadly earthquake.
Diego Traverso, director of International Disaster Relief, is currently en route and is expected to arrive in Turkey this evening. Once on the ground, the team will begin distributing emergency relief supplies including portable solar lanterns, which are invaluable at night in disaster zones when the electricity is out. The Operation Blessing team will meet with local officials shortly to determine the best response in the coming days and weeks.
Traverso most recently led Operation Blessing’s ongoing efforts to help the people of Ukraine. Since last March, Operation Blessing has been providing relief both in that country, and to thousands of refugees that have fled Ukraine and crossed the border into Poland.
Stay tuned for more information about Operation Blessing’s Turkey response. To donate to the relief efforts: https://www.ob.org/disasterrelief/