NW Ohio organizations holding events for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria

Published: Feb. 9, 2023 at 5:49 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2023 at 10:48 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Organizations in northwest Ohio are looking to provide funds and necessities to the earthquake stricken nations of Turkey and Syria.

As of early Thursday, the death toll topped 20,000 following Monday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo is hosting a donation drive to collect new or gently used items through Feb. 14.

Needed items include:

  • Hats
  • Blankets
  • Shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Pants
  • Boots
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tents
  • Gloves
  • Shoes
  • Socks

All donations can be dropped off at the Front Foyer located on 25877 Scheider Rd., Perrysburg. If you have any questions contact the center at (567)249-8281.

In addition, the Islamic Society of Northwest Ohio will hold a fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. on Feb. 18 at their 850 S. McCord Rd. location in Holland.

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