Following the earthquake disaster suffered in our country, Kadoil conducting its supportive activities in coordination with Kadooğlu Holding Crisis Coordination Center, Cemal Kadooğlu Foundation, Kadooğlu Oil employees and local administrations, is continuing with its aids to the area from the very first day of the earthquake. Kadoil is amongst those companies suffering most from the consequences of the disaster due to Kadooğlu Oil as one of the affiliates of Kadooğlu Holding, having its manufacturing facilities in Gaziantep and more than 350 of its employees residing in the same region.
Kadoil Board of Directors’ Deputy Chairman Nergiz Kadooğlu Çifçi, made a statement reading "As a woman who was born and raised in the region, it is not possible for me to express my feelings about this incredible disaster and its aftermath. Considering the destruction experienced there, unification of Turkey as a whole after the destruction to hand out assistance and aid to the region, including the heroic works conducted on site and the tragedy suffered, I find no words to express my agony and sorrow. Still, we are well aware of the fact that we should work more than ever for the region and people of the region.
Trying to balance these two feelings, from the very first moments of the earthquake, as Kadooğlu Holding and Kadoil, we exerted great effort to provide support to the earthquake-struck region and generate ideas to that effect. We first of all made sure of the health and well-being of all our acquaintances, employees and business partners. Our colleagues at the headquarters got in contact with the employees of the holding as well as affiliates in the area, received information about their health condition and requirements.
While making planning about their requirements, we also mobilized all of our means and facilities in order to meet the fuel requirements of the local people. In order to meet and cover such fuel demands received from both the public as well as the private sectors, we erected once again our station and logistic infrastructure. At this point, I would like to express my gratitude once again to all of our brave business partners, who saved their family from the wreckage and attending their work premises while they are left with no house of shelter in the area, opening their facilities within soonest notice and providing fuel for rescue and shelter/refuge operations.
As Kadoil, we are aware of the fact that it would be taking a very long process for the life in the region to return back to normal. We shall be ongoing with such donations and aids we contributed to the area from the very first day of the disaster. To dress the wounds of the deep agony burdened in our souls and enliven the region is our duty and obligation.”
While Kadoil was supplying fuel to the area as from the very first hours in order to avoid any hampering of the fuel supply to the earthquake region, further started to announce through all social media channels the list of active stations where citizens could possibly procure their fuel requirements while working at the rescue operations and seeking shelter in their own vehicles.
Kadoil family, closely monitoring the developments in the area, determined the prioritized requirements in cooperation with local administrations. Primarily led by shelter, TIR trucks carrying food, blankets, water, bread, clothing and heating materials were transferred to the region. Further, via Cemal Kadooğlu Foundation, in parallel to the requirements of the area, it is being continued with providing 3 meals a day to 5.000 people.