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An exemplary act by our off-road teams

IHH Istanbul Search and Rescue Off-Road Volunteer team distributed food and hygiene packets to 300 families in need.
11.05.2020 Search&Rescue , Istanbul , Ramadan

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is continuing its Ramadan 2020 activities with the slogan “Ramadan Together.” IHH is carrying its aid operations in all the 81 cities of Turkey and 15 different regions and countries of crises all over the world. The foundation’s operations based on voluntary work stand out in particular.

IHH Istanbul Search and Rescue Off-Road Volunteer teams that delivered suhoor meals to the police and homeless citizens last week; providing food and hygiene packets to families in need during these times where there are curfew restrictions. Our Off-Road Volunteer teams delivered the aid they collected themselves to the people in need who applied to IHH through various channels. 18 vehicles joined our teams from Ford Ranger TR and the Hard Trucks Off-Road Clubs on the night when they distributed the suhoor meals. 

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A briefing was given to all participants at the IHH headquarters before the teams set out.

IHH Off-Road Volunteer Team Representative Atalay Altuntaş, head of Ford Ranger TR Burak Altıntaş and head of Hard Trucks Çağrı Doğan explained that as Off-Road teams they always participate in social responsibility projects, and were happy to contribute to such a good cause together with IHH.

2g1a41054.jpg“So many people cannot come together without kindness”

IHH General Secretary Durmuş Aydın said these operations continue based on the voluntary work of these teams. Aydın added that it would be impossible for so many people to come together in any region of the world without kindness. Thanking the Off-Road teams, Aydın also said that this epidemic process has led to more unity and peace.

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Our trucks departed

Following these statements, our teams set out to deliver aid to the needy all over Istanbul.      

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