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Prem Rawat Foundation donates US$375,000 for Turkey and Syria

The TPRF has so far given 175 grants of over US$6 million in total to partner NGOs in 44 countries.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southern and central Turkey and northern and western Syria in February. Image - Twitter @USAIDSavesLives

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), a non-profit named after Global Peace Ambassador, Prem Rawat, donated US$375,000 as part of humanitarian aid for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria.

Along with three other nonprofit organizations who are in strong positions on the ground, TPRF is providing food, shelter, medical care and other necessities required by residents of the two countries, which have been badly hit by a pair of strong earthquakes followed by several aftershocks.

TPRF gave a grant of US$125,000 to CESVI – an Italian humanitarian organization – to provide tents, blankets, psychosocial support and other necessary aid, the foundation said in a statement.

“We at CESVI are deeply grateful for having–once again–TPRF at our side to respond to this humanitarian catastrophe. Thanks to the precious support of TPRF and its donors, CESVI is going to provide life-saving aid to thousands of vulnerable people by distributing tents, blankets and warm clothes,” said Roberto Vignola, CESVI deputy general manager.

“Moreover, CESVI is going to support the people in need of psychosocial assistance due to the heavy trauma caused by the earthquake, the loss of their loved ones and days and nights spent under the rubble.”

TPRF also gave a grant of US$125,000 to World Central Kitchen (WCK), which will help provide nourishing meals to those in need. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) also received a grant of US$125,000 to provide emergency medical care, hygiene kits, medicines and other supplies and services.

“It’s difficult to comprehend the devastation these earthquakes have caused, and our hearts go out to all those who are suffering from this catastrophe,” Linda Pascotto, TPRF Board chair said. “Thanks to all of you who donated to TPRF to support this humanitarian effort. You are giving people a helping hand when they need it the most.”

The TPRF, which was founded in 2001 by Prem Rawat, has so far given 175 grants totaling over US$6 million to a variety of partner NGOs in 44 countries that have suffered massively due to natural disasters, COVID-19, war and other similar incidents.