Destruction beyond imagination.

More than 35,000 people are dead with that number rising daily, and tens of thousands are injured following a massive earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria early on February 6. The magnitude 7.8 quake was one of the strongest to strike the area in more than a century.

Samaritan’s Purse airlifted a 52-bed Emergency Field Hospital and dozens of medical personnel to Turkey on Feb. 9 to address the urgent physical needs of families suffering in the wake of this natural disaster. Hospital components were then transported to a town in southern Turkey near Antakya, historically known as Antioch. In this area, where believers were first called Christians, the tent hospital is being set up to include two emergency operating rooms and a pharmacy. Emergency relief supplies, including tarps, blankets, and solar lights, will also be delivered. To support Samaritan’s purse in their efforts, go here.