The victims of the devastating Feb. 6 earthquakes in Turkey and Syria will continue to need the support of the world for many months to come. Embrace Relief has been on the ground in the earthquake zone since tragedy struck, and our efforts to provide much-needed food and shelter aid will continue for as long as they are needed. Please help us in healing the wounds of the people of Turkey and Syria.
How Embrace Relief has helped those in need
Thanks to the generous support of thousands of individuals, businesses and community organizations, Embrace Relief has been able to provide support to hundreds of thousands of people in Turkey and Syria since the Feb. 6 earthquakes. Our food trucks began to arrive in the disaster area within 48 hours of the earthquake, and our presence has been a constant since.
Here’s what we have been able to provide for the survivors so far:
192,300 ready-to-eat meals
Provided in immediate days following the quake
Six trucks’ worth of meals distributed in the disaster zone
18,350 food packages
30 pounds each
1-2 week’s supply of nutritious food and cooking supplies
Turkey: Toiletries, paper towels, diapers delivered
Syria: Food, milk, clothing, shoes for children, as well as feminine hygiene products
290 temporary tent shelters
Shelters are 260 square feet and can house a family
Huge demand for tents from people displaced
35 prefabricated container homes
Ideal for families in rural areas who lost their homes
Sturdy, insulated structures that can last for years if needed
140 families receiving rent assistance
Covering the costs of rent, plus furnishings
Giving stability to families seeking to move to new cities within Turkey
Double your support: You can also double your support for the people of Turkey by asking your company about Employer Matching Donations. Companies of all sizes will often match donations to a charitable 501(c)(3) organization like Embrace Relief on a 1:1 (or 2:1 or even 3:1) basis, as part of their corporate social responsibility. So ask your company today about making a matching donation to Embrace Relief's Turkey Earthquake Relief, and together we can save even more lives.
Offline donation with Zelle: If you would like to donate through Zelle, follow these steps in order to receive a donation receipt from us:
Select the amount you want to donate in the donation box above.
Click "Donate Now."
On the next page, choose "Offline Donation.”
At the bottom of the page, you will see our Zelle information. You can send your donation to [email protected]; on the memo line, please include the name of the campaign, "Turkey Earthquake Relief."
Fill out the form with your name and contact information, then click "Complete Donation.”