Following the devastating earthquakes and aftershocks that rocked southern Türkiye and parts of Syria in March, the revered Korean monk Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, the leading Dharma teacher of Jungto Society, joined volunteers from Jungto’s sister organization, JTS Korea, and local relief groups to assist in providing humanitarian aid to survivors of the disaster.
Soon after news of the earthquakes spread around the world, JTS volunteers responded with team members on the ground, working hard to reach out to those at the epicenter of the humanitarian crisis in Türkiye (formerly Turkey), distributing supplies and offering support for those in need.
Ven. Pomnyun Sunim arrived in the southern city of Gaziantep on 15 April, making his way to the nearby Osmaniye Camp where the distribution of relief supplies was underway. Working closely with the Turkish humanitarian organization Shafak, Ven. Pomnyun Sunim and JTS volunteers provided food and other necessities to 500 affected families housed at the camp, with each family receiving a 40-kilogram aid package composed of 14 food items, including rice.
▶️ Published by BDG on May 12, 2023