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 Turkey Earthquake Relief

UPDATE: 20 March 2023, 10:55 AM (CST)

Some cities affected by the devastating Kahramanmaras-centered earthquakes of February 6 were hit by torrential rains and flooding on March 15.

Millennium's local partner, First Hope Association/ ilkUmutDernegi (in Turkish), has sent a first response team to flood-affected earthquake regions to set up mobile hygiene trailers, and provide drinking water and other essential items.

To date, 3,000 tents have been installed and temporary shelter continues to be an urgent need. Completing the work for a total of 7,000 tents is the goal. Many other relief projects are underway. Learn more...

To support the life-saving work of this team, please donate at the link below. (Or by check to the account: ilkUmutDernegi.001)

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Our mission is to help communities flourish by working alongside local leaders to achieve the change they desire. We seek to bring hope and sustainable solutions to people in challenging situations.



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In 1991, Kurds began to return back to the northern region of Iraq following the repressed rebellion after the gulf war. That same year, William (Bill) Koops moved to Iraq to work with the Kurds who were in refugee camps under UN and Allied protection. In 1997, seven thousand Kurds were evacuated to the US and many came to Houston. Koops returned to Houston at that time to help them settle into a new country.

It was then that Bill met James Clark, a lawyer specializing in international law and finance. The two built a relationship and together they co-founded an organization that enables field workers to provide long-term development assistance to the poor. Bill Koops still serves as President and James Clark as COO and Chairman, and since its creation in 1998, Millennium has worked in over 40 countries.

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