Croatian Football Federation donates to help people of Turkey affected by earthquake
- by croatiaweek
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The leadership of the Croatian Football Federation has decided to donate 20,000 euros to help people affected by the severe earthquakes that hit Turkey this week.
The Croatian Football Federation paid the money to the account of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in the Republic of Croatia, and the money will be forwarded to the competent institutions in Turkey to help people affected by severe earthquakes, HNS said in a statement.
“We are all horrified and deeply saddened by this historical tragedy that happened in Turkey and Syria, and we express our condolences to all those who lost their loved ones in these unimaginably terrible earthquakes. We wanted to show with this concrete gesture that we stand with the Turkish people in this difficult moment,” HNS president Marijan Kustić said, adding.
“We hope with all our hearts that the rescuers’ efforts will result in more lives being saved – the image of each person saved gives at least some comfort in these terrible times. Turkey is often our sporting rival, but above all it is our sporting friend, and we pray for the health of the survivors and the strength of the entire nation to overcome this terrible catastrophe.”
“Turkey is our sporting rival, but even more our sporting friend. We pray for their strength, every life saved is a small comfort in these awful moments” – Marijan Kustić#HNS donates 20,000 euros to aid the affected in the recent devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/8iGrtMPoqo— HNS (@HNS_CFF) February 10, 2023
Rescue crews having been working overtime since the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit south-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, on Monday morning.
The confirmed death toll has been constantly rising and reached 21,000 in both Turkey and Syria on Friday.