Ümraniye Municipality supported “I am cold. Help me,” campaign led by Istanbul Justice and Development Party Provincial Directorate, with a different social project.
Wanting to support “I am cold. Help me” campaign started by Istanbul Justice and Development Party Provincial Directorate for the Syrians that came to Turkey because of the war in their country, Ümraniye Municipality put a big saving box in this help campaign. While several materials for help are gathered, volunteer housewives helped the Syrian refugees via sewing blankets and clothes.
100 voluntary women who had job training in the tent set up in the square, sewed blankets so that Syrian families and children could spend the winter warmly. Helpful women supported the campaign via knitting winter clothes such as sweaters, cardigans, scarves and berets while also sewing blankets.
MAYOR HASAN CAN; “AS ÜMRANİYE MUNİCİPALİTY, WE SET UP A HUGE SAVING BOX IN THE SQUARE’’
Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can answered the questions of TV channels (TRT Haber, İHA, STAR TV, A Haber, 360TV, NTV, TVNET, TV 24 VE STAR NEWSPAPER) about the help campaign started around Turkey and gave detailed information about the subject. Mayor Hasan Can: “The Justice and Development Party Municipalities in Istanbul and our Metropolitan Municipality has started a campaign with the motto “Cold freezes, but the Fellowship of Istanbul make warmer.” In this campaign, we prepared 4 semi-trailer trucks as Ümraniye Municipality. 2 of them are full of blanket; one is full of heating and stove materials and one is full of diapers and underpads.” Mayor Hasan Can said: “We wanted to help our 500 thousand fellows in Şanlıurfa to help in these cold winter days. As Justice and Development Municipalities, we will prepare and send 100 trucks.”
“On the other hand, with the saving box we established in the Square, we also wanted the citizens of Ümraniye to participate in this event. Our children from schools leave toys, winter clothes and shoes into this box. 100 women from the students of job training program under our municipality came together in spite of the bad weather conditions and wanted to contribute this process for their Syrian fellows. With 10 sewing machines, these women started to sew child blankets, sweaters, socks, and cardigans. This fellowship is like Medine citizens who had helped Muslims coming from Mecca. I want to thank our Metropolitan Municipality, County Municipalities, provincial organization, our women and children for their help towards our Syrian fellows.”
PRECIOUS KNITTINGS FROM WOMEN OF ÜMRANIYE
Indicating they were knitting for the refugees, women from Ümraniye said: “We are so happy to have contribution in this campaign! I hope these will be a solution to them and they will get warmer.”
WHERE CAN YOU SEND YOUR HELP?
“I am cold. Help me!” campaign gathering the great interest of the citizens of Ümraniye will continue until January 4, Sunday. All the help gathered will be sent to Syrian refugees soon. One of the help gathering centers in Istanbul was founded in Ümraniye Square. With the big saving box founded in Ümraniye Square on Alemdağ Street, the children will not get cold. They will get warmer.
For more information about the support campaign visit: http://www.yardimkonvoyu.com
Date: December 31, 2014