By Katherine Sammons - GlobalGiving Program Associate
October 23, 2012 marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Van. It only took minutes for destruction to occur and create long-lasting damage. Our partners are still hard at work teaming with the local community to rebuild.
Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) is one of those organizations working to provide relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation. TPF has helped fund 12 projects in the Van area over the past year. These projects could not have been possible without generous donors like you. TPF has worked to send your donations to grantees diligently working in the effected area, see below to find out how your donations were allocated to organizations working in relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation phases.
Relief Phase: TPF grantee partners worked to provide immediate aid and support to the victims following the earthquake. Interventions included temporary housing, food, clothes and equipment for rescue efforts. KIZILAY ($91,500), AKUT ($46,472), VAKAD ($12,000)
Reconstruction Phase: Following the relief phase, grantee partners supported communities to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by the disaster. CYDD ($50,000) , HADD ($20,000), TEGV ($30,000 ), VAKAD ($1,600)
Rehabilitation/Rebuilding: Support was provided to grantee partners to gauge the long-term needs of those affected by the disaster with the goal of supporting projects that will contribute to longer term recovery and re-building of the communities. ACEV ($50,000), KA-MER ($20,000), KEDV ($20,000), TEV ($33,000 ), MAG VAKFI ($13,918.06)
To see a timeline of the Turkish Philanthropy Funds’ work from the time of the earthquake to today click here.
It only took minutes for destruction to occur, but it is your donations that have made and continue making long-term improvements to the Van area, a big thank you on this day of remembrance.
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