"Because we are all part of a global community, and helping those in need, regardless of where they live, is a fundamental part of our humanity. Supporting the people affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey is an opportunity to show our compassion, kindness, and generosity and to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering. By coming together and providing aid, we can help to ease their pain and bring hope to a difficult situation."
By establishing the Turkish Society of Texas Earthquake Relief Fund, we hope to express our sorrow and solidarity. 100% of your donations will be routed through TURKSOTX, a Non-Profit organization that is collaborating with AHBAP (www.ahbap.org).
AHBAP is a well-known and trustworthy non-profit organization that has been directly involved in earthquake relief activities in ten different cities in Turkey since February 6th. They are assisting in search and rescue operations, helping victims in recovering from the devastating effects of the earthquake and providing temporary housing.
The death toll in Turkey already surpassed 8500 people and continues to increase every minute along with over 35,000 injured as the frantic search for survivors from two massive earthquakes and a succession of violent aftershocks continue.
More than 6,000 buildings were destroyed by the aftershocks. Millions of people have been displaced under dire weather conditions. Many rescue personnel are digging through massive piles of wreckage in a race against time, retrieving thousands of lives from the ruins. There is so much sorrow and destruction in the area and our heart goes to family and friends who are suffering.
In the coming weeks and months, increasing global support and solidarity to deliver humanitarian aid will be critical.
TURKSOTX is a non-profit organization created under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to promote Turkish culture, history, and customs via educational events and to raise funds for Turkish and American charities.
A frantic search for survivors is underway after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake and powerful aftershocks hit Turkey and Syria early Monday, destroying hundreds of buildings.