Turkey Earthquake Relief Fund

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Turkey Earthquake Relief Fund


This fund will support disaster recovery and relief efforts for victims of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Turkey on October 23, 2011. The fund will support groups like AKUT and Kizilay through the Turkish Philanthropy Funds, in addition to other groups working on the relief effort.

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A devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, Oct 23, 2011, causing many casualties and several buildings to collapse. At least 240 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured. The mayor in the region has put out an urgent request for aid to help with disaster relief and recovery efforts.


This project will disburse funds to both international and local organizations in Turkey providing relief and emergency services to victims. We have been in touch with partners working on the ground in Turkey and have confirmed their need for assistance. As we did with our Japan Earthquake fund, we are committed to ensuring that your donation goes to help local relief efforts and will post more details as we have them.

Long-Term Impact

Major disasters always require a huge amount of support to provide relief and long term recovery efforts. In this case, these initial funds will help survivors and victims get necessary services. Over time this fund will transition to support longer term recovery efforts.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
EIN: 30-0108263

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