Mercedes issues sizeable cheque as aid for Turkey, Syria earthquake relief work

One of the most devastating earthquakes in recent times occurred in Syria and Central Turkey on February 6.

The aftermath left global audiences in a state of shock, with casualties believed to have crossed 6000 already, with many others injured.

While generous donations have been made by a number of individuals and corporations, Mercedes became the first F1 team to issue a sizeable cheque.

The team donated $1 million to aid in recovery operations and the gesture was applauded by the entire F1 community.

“We are donating one million euros [$1.07 million] to @roteskreuz_de for the people in Turkey and Syria who have been affected by the severe earthquakes. The donation will be used for local humanitarian aid in order to quickly provide the bare essentials,” the tweet stated.

“We also organize an additional employee donation campaign, where colleagues can take part in the emergency aid for the disaster areas in an unbureaucratic manner,” the organisations said in another tweet.

Mercedes made its donation through the german branch of Red Cross.

Fans applauded the gesture and were happy that Mercedes has taken the initiative in what could soon be a number of contributions coming in from other F1 teams as well.

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