Chapel Hill Turkish center is among many groups raising earthquake recovery funds

Gwen Sancar co-founded the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center with her husband Aziz Sancar. The Center houses the organization Bridge to Turkey, which is raising funds to send to Turkey in the wake of devastating earthquakes. (Sophie Mallinson / Carolina Connection)

Two earthquakes struck Syria and Turkey Monday, killing more than 20,000 people. Groups across campus and the Chapel Hill community are raising funds for survivors, with one organization – the Bridge for Turkey – raising over three million dollars so far.

Gwen Sancar, co-founder of the Sancar Turkish Cultural and Community Center, talked with Carolina Connection’s Sophie Mallinson to discuss local efforts to raise these funds.


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