Serving children with disabilities and their families in Turkey since 1998
Help us reach our GoFundMe goal of providing 5 wheelchairs! Your gift today provides a wheelchair, loving care and physical therapy to ease a child's pain, isolation and despair.
We have fallen in love with some of the most neglected children in the world: boys and girls who, because of physical or mental limitations poverty, are abused, neglected and abandoned.
Often considered “cursed ones” by their parents, their siblings and their society, children with mental and physical disabilities are often hidden from society, uneducated, and neglected.
Kardelen Mercy Teams is the Lord Jesus’ “hands and feet” demonstrating God’s love by supplying spiritual and physical support to children labeled as “cursed ones.”
The journey of Kardelen Mercy Team's founder Norita Erickson to serve those with special needs began when her world was rocked by one hellish introduction to a state-run institution in Turkey. Believing God was calling her to serve the children housed there, and after seeing what a few people can do to help so many, she established the Friends of Kardelen Foundation (1998).
Kardelen Mercy Teams is the Turkey-based outreach of the Friends of Kardelen Foundation, a 501(c)(3) U.S. charity incorporated to support the care of the disabled and their families in Turkey.
Since 1998, God has called Kardelen Mercy Teams to work in the nation of Turkey – to initiate a positive shift in the cultural attitudes toward persons with disabilities, increase societal help to meet the needs of those with disabilities, and to reveal Christ through the empowerment of people with disabilities and their families.... read more of the story ...
Stay in touch with Kardelen Mercy Teams by receiving their eNewsletter.