GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – Organizations around Southern California continue to gather supplies to send to the Middle East to help in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake that’s claimed more than 7,000 lives in Turkey and Syria.
Donations came into the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove Tuesday. Students at Orange Crescent school helped organize donations which included blankets, sweaters, coats and more ahead of shipping them out. Students said they understand just how serious the situation there is.
“I was worried because some of my family members were in the hospital, and I was scared for them,” one student told FOX 11.
Another called the devastation “heartbreaking for the families and everyone around them.”
The 7.8 magnitude quake struck central Turkey early