The clothing bus, which was created by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Social Services Department to meet the clothing needs of citizens living in districts and villages outside the metropolis, was put into service of earthquake victims. New clothes and shoes sent by donors are delivered to earthquake victims in tents by a clothing bus.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality mobilized all its means to meet the needs of the earthquake victims after the 30 magnitude earthquake that hit the Aegean Region on 6,9 October. The Metropolitan Municipality also put the clothing bus, which was created by the Social Services Department to meet the clothing needs of citizens living in remote districts and villages, to the service of earthquake victims. Citizens in tents, which were created to keep those whose homes were damaged or destroyed after the earthquake, can access products such as coats, boots and underwear free of charge via the bus.
Delivered by donors to earthquake victims
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Social Services Department Head Ulaş Aydın said that they deliver the donations sent by the philanthropists to earthquake victims in the tent areas via a clothing bus, and said that they can meet all the needs of citizens. Ulaş Aydın said, “We towed the bus we designed to bring clothes to distant districts and villages to the disaster area due to the earthquake. Turkey's even winter boots from many parts of the world, coats, thermal underwear and other products with the clothes on our bus, we convey the earthquake, "he said.
Stating that the bus with cabin and hangers inside is like a walking store, Aydın said that the earthquake victims especially demanded products such as coats, boots, raincoats, thermal clothes, socks, underwear. Aydın also stated that these products are constantly needed due to the fact that it is a disaster zone and pandemic conditions and said, “These needs will continue until the citizens pass to their homes. There is a huge network of solidarity in Izmir. Citizens continue to deliver aid. Many needs of earthquake victims are met ”he said.
The clothing bus will continue to serve in tent areas.