Habitat for Humanity expresses solidarity with people of Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
Feb. 6, 2023 — Habitat for Humanity International released the following statement in response to today’s deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria:
“We at Habitat for Humanity are praying for the people in Turkey and Syria following this morning’s earthquakes, which claimed thousands of lives and caused widespread destruction. We are closely monitoring the situation and communicating with peer organizations who have a presence in those countries. We stand in solidarity with all the people affected and the response teams on the ground.
The powerful earthquakes were felt by Habitat staff in Lebanon and Egypt, all of whom have reported they are safe.”
About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand partner up with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.