Lily James joins Cameo for two weeks to raise funds for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria – NewsAlarts
Pam & Tommy star Lily James is leading a group of over 200 celebrities joining Cameo for a two-week period to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
Nearly 25,000 people have been killed because of the earthquakes which shook Turkey and more than 20 million have been affected.
James, nominated for an Emmy for her controversial performance as Pamela Anderson last year, will spend a fortnight on Cameo as part of its’ campaign for Choose Love.
The charity says it ‘does whatever it takes to provide refugees and displaced people with everything from lifesaving rescue boats to food and legal advice.’
The star said in her intro video: ‘I would love with your help to raise as much money as possible. Please send me your requests, it’d be my absolute pleasure.’
Pam & Tommy star Lily James is leading a group of over 200 celebrities joining Cameo for a two-week period to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria
James’ videos will cost a donation of $125, with a portion of the net proceeds going to the victims.
Other stars involved with the appeal include Mira Sorvino, Melissa Joan Hart, Christina Milian, Tori Spelling, Maggie Wheeler, as well as several athletes, models and reality TV stars.
The promotion will officially run through February 26, as Cameo plans to recruit additional celebrities to participate.
The death toll has risen as more than 24,150 people have been killed- across Turkey, more than 20,665 were killed in addition to at least 3,500 in Syria.
About 80,000 people are being treated in hospitals while 1.05 million are left homeless.
Thousands of people across the country are rescued every day as more than 31,000 rescuers from hundreds of Turkish communities pulled together to help find each other’s loved ones.
In Turkey’s largest city, Diyarbakir, around 67 people clawed their way to safety in the last 24 hours after being trapped under the devastating rubble of their home caused by the 7.7 magnitude quake.
A harrowing video showed a 4-year-old girl being rescued from a pile of the rubble of a five-storey building.
Other stars involved with the appeal include Mira Sorvino, Melissa Joan Hart, Christina Milian, Tori Spelling (pictured), Maggie Wheeler, as well as several athletes, models and reality TV stars
The promotion will officially run through February 26, as Cameo plans to recruit additional celebrities to participate
A greiving father carried his the body of his child after he died in the Islahiye district of Gaziantep city was brought down to ruins after the two earthquakes
In Hatay, 2-year-old Aliye Dagli, was rescued from the remains of his collapsed home-117 hours after Turkey was hit
More than 25,000 people have been killed as result of the two earthquakes which shook multiple provinces
Ozlem Yilmaz, 35, and her 6-year-old daughter Hatice were carried to safety in the arms of a rescuer in Adiyaman
The infant survived and can be seen lying on a stretcher as she was carried to safety
The infant was a little girl named Şengül Karabacak was rescued after the Kardelen Apartment Building collapsed.
The video shows the toddle being strapped into a stretcher and passed over the top of a crowd.
One desperately cloutches on the intraveneous drip while the little girl was passed over the crowd to reach the safety of the ambulance while wrapped in a foil blanket.
Another heart-wrenching video showed two women who were pulled from the ruins in the province of Kahramanmaras.
Menekse Tabak, 70, was wrapped in a blanket as a group of rescuers lifted the woman above their shoulders to safety on a stretcher.
The search team took her to a nearby ambulance to be treated for any injuries after she waited days for help.
The video later showed 55-year-old Masallah Cicek, who was also injured, being taken to medical assistance after she also was pulled from the debris and was trapped and crushed for days without food or water.
A 13-year-old boy was also rescued from under a collapsed building in Hatay as the brave youngster was found 128 hours after the first earthquake.
While search and rescue parties are doing all they can, some people have been left heartbroken after the death of many family and friends.
Harrowing photographs showed the grief and suffering people are facing across the country as a woman from Kahramanmaras was seen mourning the death of a victim hidden under a red blanket.
In the background the devastation caused by the two quakes can be seen as a digger can be spotted trying to clear the rubble of a collapsed home.
A woman mourned the death of a loved one after Kahramanmaras home were left in pieces
A digger was spotted trying to clear the rubble of a collapsed buidling as families mourned around them
Turkish Vice President, Fuat Oktay said: ‘Our main goal is to ensure that they return to a normal life by delivering permanent housing to them within one year and that they heal their pain as soon as possible.’
The country has now opened its’ Alican border crossing after 35 years.
Trucks are using the crossing to transport humanitarian aid from Turkey’s eastern neighbour, Armenia.
It is not just people coming together to help one another find their families as rescued pets have also joined the search.
After being saved, Kopuk the dog was spotted helping his community after a rescue team saved his life and gave him medical treatment.
His paws, which were covered in cuts and wounds, were stitched and bandaged with yellow casts.
Their family home collapsed 117 hours after the earthquake his Turkey cuasing devastation across the city
The team used heavy-duty machinery to break way into the rubble in hope to rescue the families being crushed under the building
Other rescue missions have also taken part across the devastated country as pictures show the happy moment when one traumatised-looking black and white cat was rescued from Hatay
It is not just people coming together to help one another find their families as rescued pets have also joined the search
Trucks were spotted crossing the Alican crossing to transport humanitarian aid from Armenia
A mother dog and her two puppies were saved from under the remains of a building in Diyarbakir.
The dogs, waited pateintly for help as they were trapped for more than 124 hours- the breed of the animals are unknown.
All the dogs are fit and healthy as rescue teams showed the family some much needed love and attention.
Families across the country have been re-united with their pets as another cat was found in Kahramanmaras.
The brown and white chunky cat looked anxious and worried as her rescue team try to check for any injuries.
A mother dog and her two puppies were saved from under the remains of a building in Diyarbakir
The three black and brown dogs were found fit and well with no injuries
The dog family stayed together as they waited 124 hours to be rescued
The brown and white chunky cat was found in Kahramanmaras. She looked anxious and worried as her rescue team try to check for any injuries
Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk