Albania Earthquake Urgent Appeal

Latest update 29/11/19 08:10 GMT:
> 40 people killed. Over 700 injured.
> Teams from Italy, Greece, Romania, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Israel are helping with the search efforts.
> Many aftershocks including a 5.6 earthquake hitting Durres on Wednesday (27/11/19) afternoon.
> From Pastor Jeton Bajram at Durres Christian Centre: “Friends please keep praying for Durres. At the moment we are helping family and injured people who have been injured.”
> The church from Kosovo has come and are taking many people from our church to Kosovo to look after them.
Source: BBC
A “tent city” has been set up in the stadium near to our church.

26 November 2019: Urgent Appeal for Albanian Earthquake Victims

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Albania, bringing down buildings and leaving people trapped under rubble. CNN are reporting so far 15 people have died and over 500 injured. We are seeking donations to help provide food, clothing and support to the community in and around the church in Durres.

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Earthquake Appeal

Please give as much as you can to help us provide support, food, clothing and shelter to those who need help from the 26th November earthquake in Durres. This was Albania's strongest ever earthquake according to the BBC.

Albania Earthquake
Photograph: Malton Dibra/EPA
Albania Earthquake
Photograph: D. Tahi

News reports:

CNN: At least six killed, 325 injured, as 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes Albania

BBC: Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Tirana

We have direct reports from our people in the Durres church that their neighbourhoods have been affected and there has been loss of life and injured people. And people at the church themselves have been affected. Suada from our church in Durres said “when the earthquake happened myself and my husband couldn’t find the children to get out of the building that was falling over but praise God we found them and we are now safe.”

We are looking to send funds to the church now to ensure we can provide as much help as possible.

Please give generously.

David & Valbona Pennoyer.

GCCM is registered in Canada as a Charitable Organization (Registration No. 86189 3790 RR0001) and registered in the United States as a Foreign Non-Profit Corporation (U.B.I.:#602-165-977).