A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Syria and Turkey on Monday, February 6. The scale and impact have deemed this disaster a “major earthquake” and the rising death toll already surpassed 40,000 according to the latest updates. Organizations across Boston and the world are coming together to provide support in any form possible. Below are a few ways you can support the relief aids for this terrifying earthquake’s impacts:
Contribute to a reputable global organization sending relief
The listed organizations here a trusted and guaranteed to send your money to those in need and impacted by this devasting earthquake in Syria and Turkey. Depending on the organization, money may be used where needed most or contributed towards a certain need such as food, emergency medicine, or shelter.
- Humanity Inclusion
- Islamic Relief USA
- Doctors Without Borders
- International Red Cross
- Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations
- Mercy Corps
Support a business contributing a portion of sales to the earthquake emergency
GRECO is donating 100% of all loukoumades sales to Syrian and Turkish earthquake relief. This contribution is present at all GRECO locations.
Help local Syrian and Turkish organizations with relief fundraising
Many local Syrian, Turkish, and Muslim communities have started fundraising at their organizations, work or mosques. Below are a few of these active local fundraisers to contribute to. Local organizations are also accepting donated goods like clothes, pants, scarves, beanies, tens, reusable water bottles and more.
- The Turkish Consulate Boston
- Donation sites at: 325 Rivers Edge Drive, Medford and 31 Saint James Avenue, Back Bay, Boston
- Boston University Turkish Student Association
- Virtual GoFundMe support
- Azerbaijan Society of Maine
- Turkish Center Boston, the Boston Dialogue Foundation, and the Peace Islands Institute of Boston
- $200,000 GoFundMe
- NuDay Syria
- Sending on the ground relief and medical care for women and children
- Partners for World Health
- Sending supplies to Syrian and Turkish hospitals