American Turkish Friendship Association, along with Hizmet Relief, Mid Atlantic Federation of Turkic American Associations, Pinnacle Academy, Counties of Loudoun and Fairfax, Town of Purcellville and Northern Virginia Regional Commission, organized a blanket drive for Syrian Refugees in Turkey.

With the immense efforts by Chairman Scott York, Chairman Sharon Bulova, Mark Gibb of Northern Virginia Regional Commission and many others, we managed to collect over 10,000 blankets  and 10,000 USD. This initiative came to being after Robert Lazaro,  Scott York and Mark Gibb visited the Refugee Camp in Turkey in November.

While we are most pleased to help others in need, we are also deeply saddened by this humanitarian crisis and the fact that there is need for our help.