TURKEY– Volunteers Save Child From Under 500 Pounds Of Rubble

“Pull, pull gently!”


“Look, she’s alive! G-d saved her!”

A dark-skinned little girl in a striped shirt is pulled out of the hundreds of pounds of Turkish rubble she has been trapped under for over 37 hours. She appears to be in a shaken daze as she is carried into the harsh sunlight. With weak arms, she instinctively reaches for her mother, who is sobbing tears of thanks and relief. 

The death toll in Turkey has risen to over 6,200, and footage of buildings crumbling to the ground like towers of confetti and civilians being rescued from the jaw of death are fearsome and difficult to digest.

Thousands of people– Children, expecting women, and the elderly, are suffering. Their lives hover in the balance as they lie trapped under crushing heavy slabs of concrete, and they endure broken bones, hunger, and merciless cold rain. By now they have lost the strength to shout out for help, and they lie in unbearable pain, clinging to the hope that someone will eventually come for them.

In times of natural disaster, Klal Yisroel has compassion running passionately through our blood, for we are rachmanim and gomlei chasodim. It is our moral duty, our responsibility and our privilege to be a light upon the nations and to help in whatever way we can during times of disaster. Israel’s ZAKA volunteers who have traveled to Turkey urgently need support on a global level to help save those who are trapped and fighting for their lives, some of whom are even Jews r’’l. Click here to send support>>>

If this natural disaster has made you appreciate the things you once took for granted, if you would like to be an Or Lagoyim during one of the most tragic and powerful times of recent history, please pay it forward and donate here to help ZAKA make a powerful global Kiddush Hashem during the wake of a great disaster.

Click here to get involved>>>

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