Twitch streamer Hasan "HasanAbi" Piker's community has come together to raise a massive amount of money in just three days for the relief efforts and rescue operations in Turkey and Syria after a devastating earthquake hit the two countries. With his fundraiser surpassing the $1,000,000 mark, renowned Twitch streamer Hasan has shown the power of the Twitch community to make a positive impact in the world.
On February 6, southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria were struck by two powerful earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5 on the Richter scale. The earthquakes resulted in widespread destruction and the loss of thousands of lives. The disaster also left many injured and in need of assistance. News of the earthquakes rapidly spread through the online community, sparking immediate action from Twitch influencer Hasan Piker and his followers. Within hours of the disaster, Hasan announced a fundraiser stream on his Twitch channel, aiming to raise funds for relief efforts.
The fundraiser was a huge success, with the community raising over $1 million in just three days. Twitch star Hassan, who was unwavering in his commitment to making a difference, personally contributed a substantial amount of 45,000 dollars. This incredible feat was made possible by the outpouring of support from Hasan's followers, who came together to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the earthquake. The funds raised will go towards supporting relief efforts in the region, providing essential aid such as food, water, shelter, and medical supplies to those in need.
From the onset, Hasan emphasized the importance of selecting independent organizations, ones that were not influenced by the Turkish government. His aim was to ensure that the funds he raised would be used effectively and efficiently to make a real impact on the lives of those in need. He chose four esteemed charities, namely Ahbap, CARE Turkey, CARE Syria, and AKUT Association, to be the recipients of his fundraising efforts.
Despite the resounding success of the fundraiser, a small group of individuals on Twitch tried to undermine its impact by labeling it a "scam." One such target was famous YouTuber IShowSpeed (real name Darren Watkins Jr.), who was encouraged to donate $50,000 but was discouraged by viewers who spread false information about the fundraiser. HasanAbi was quick to respond, pointing out the seriousness of the situation in Turkey and Syria and expressing disappointment that people were trying to undermine the efforts to help those in need.
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