When Hillsboro resident and United Parcel Service delivery driver Murat Yavuz learned of the earthquake that struck his native country of Turkey last month, he was instantly motivated to lend aid however he could.

Working with the Oregon Turkish American Association (ORTA) and the Bridge to Türkiye Fund, he helped quickly organize a supply drive to gather essentials like tents, sleeping bags, hygiene products and more to send to those in need.



"As a lifelong Oregonian, I got into journalism to be one of the people asking tough questions. Reporters look out for the public’s interests and hold powerful people to account, which is something that’s invaluable for local communities. It’s why I support the mission to keep newsrooms locally controlled, because when the news loses that community focus it no longer represents the people who live there."

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