Turkish Philanthropy Funds is devastated and deeply saddened by the June 29 terrorist attack at Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is an embodiment of freedom and peace, and represents the timeless values of human progress. Yet, today these values were taken over by fear. We know that these ideals are going to endure far beyond any act of terrorism and fear will be replaced by calm, bravery and life as Istanbul knew it.
As Turkish Philanthropy Funds, we'd like to give a hand to Istanbul by establishing the #IstanbulFund to support the victims, their loved ones and our community at large.
The #IstanbulFund will support: Nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families, first responders on the ground, organizations providing mental health support to the affected community, including not only the victims and families, but also the population at large, and other related needs not yet anticipated.