COLORADO, USA — Volunteers have been working tirelessly at the Project CURE headquarters in Centennial following the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.
More than 33,000 people have died. Rescuers have been searching for people trapped in the rubble. On Sunday, they found more survivors, including a pregnant woman and two children.
Coloradans are doing what they can to help those survivors. Project CURE, a nonprofit that offers medical supplies to developing countries, has been working all week to deliver supplies to the region impacted by the earthquake.
"They asked today for body bags. When they ask for body bags, that just makes you cry, you know," Janet Thomason, Director of National Procurement for Project CURE, said. "This is a crisis here today, and Project CURE stands ready to deal with it."
Within hours of the quakes, Project CURE said, they had 200 beds in the region that immediately went to the field hospital for the earthquake survivors. Now they’re focusing on trauma and surgical supplies and hoping hospitals here will help.
"We call out to all of our hospital partners, if you can donate, please do so. We can use them in Syria. We can use them in Turkey," Thomason said. "Even something as basic as band-aids, gauze, syringes, splints. All of those things are going to be necessary."
Project CURE is looking for volunteers to help them through this crisis.
"Your heart goes out to these people, and your heart goes out to even think you have to send these items," Thomason said. "But we're going to step into action."
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