Turkish Coffee Lady in Alexandria Collecting Supplies for Earthquake Victims in Turkey
"Thousands of people are trapped beneath the rubble with no food, no water, no clothes," says Gizem White.
Alexandria, VA — “People are dying under the rubble,” says Gizem Salcigil White, who owns The Turkish Coffee Lady at 1001 King Street. “We need people to donate supplies to help with basic survival,” she says, referring to things needed in Turkey, where the Richter scale tipped 7.8 in the recent earthquake in which 25000 are already considered dead, and up to 20,000 need rescuing.
- Pocket Warmers
- Sleeping Bags
- Baby Food/Formula
- Baby Diapers/Wipes
- Flash Lights
- Over-the-counter medications for flu, cold and pain killers
- Please make sure to place your items in clear bags or boxes.
- List all the items in detail and tape them on the bags or boxes.
Cash donations are also being accepted to help the effort, the proceeds of which will benefit local nonprofits participating in recovery and rescue efforts through Turkish Philanthropy Funds, according to the ATADC website.
You may also contribute by sending a check to:
Attn: Feriha Istar / ATA-DC 101 Longpoint Way Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Please make your checks payable to ATA-DC and indicate “Earthquake Relief Fund” on the check.
For questions, please contact [email protected]
The Turkish Coffee Lady, located at 1001 King Street, in Old Town Alexandria, is a woman-owned authentic gourmet coffee business dedicated to bridging cultures one coffee at a time. On March 8, 2020, she established the world’s first coffee diplomacy association, Turkish Coffee Lady Foundation, which is also committed to inspiring women entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. Gizem lives in Alexandria with her husband and 6-year old daughter.