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Tuesday, October 4, 2022


The American Red Cross, through the St. Thomas-St. John chapter, is soliciting monetary contributions to provide assistance to victims of the earthquake that caused massive death and destruction in Turkey on Tuesday, Aug. 17.
The International Red Cross is working with the Turkish Red Crescent Society and other agencies to provide emergency workers and assistance to the tens of thousands of persons injured and displaced by the tremor, which registered 7.8 on the Richter Scale.
Those wishing to contribute to the Red Cross relief efforts are encouraged to make monetary donations, a release from the Red Cross said. "The purchasing power of the U.S. dollar allows the Red Cross to maximize the value of cash donations and, unlike in-kind donations, do not involve transportation costs."
Further, the release states, "by using donated dollars, the local economy is stimulated, supplies arrive quickly and storage costs are minimized."
Contributions should be mailed to the American Red Cross International Reponse Fund, PO Box 37243, Washington DC 20013. Checks should indicate that the funds are for Turkey relief.
Checks should not be sent or taken to the local chapter Red Cross office.
For further information, call the local chapter at 774-0375 or (800) HELP-NOW (in English) or (800) 257-7575 (in Spanish).

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