As of February 13, there are more than 35,000 confirmed deaths from the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria several days ago, as rescue teams’ hopes diminish and bad weather leaves many survivors stranded. These were the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in a century.
The Turkish Embassy has shared this list of urgent in-kind assistance items that are desperately needed in the region.
Loudoun Chamber member Sky Marble and Granite has created an Amazon list. Sky Marble and Granite will deliver these to the Turkish Embassy in Washington.
Here is a list of organizations accepting financial donations to support earthquake relief efforts.
- The Turkish Embassy in Washington, DC – http://washington.emb.mfa.gov.tr/Mission/ShowAnnouncement/400327 –
- The Turkish Red Crescent – https://www.kizilay.org.tr/Bagis/BagisYap/405/donations-for-earthquake-in-pazarcik
- The All Dulles Area Muslim Society – https://adamscenter.secure.force.com/GiveNowADAMSDynamicDonation?id=701Du00000098ZD
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) – Earthquakes rock Turkey and Syria | Catholic Relief Services (crs.org)
- Care – Turkey and Syria Earthquake Emergency (care.org)
- Unicef USA – Humanitarian Aid for Children in Crisis | UNICEF USA
- Help Victims of Earthquake in Southern Turkey and Syria – Embrace Relief (hosted by NV Kitchen & Bath, Chamber Member)