This list is not exhaustive but provides several options for those inspired to support relief efforts.
To provide much needed resources when a disaster strikes within East Tennessee, you can contribute to ETF’s (Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Fund)* at any time.
*If you are Donor Advised Fundholder (DAF) or Advisor and would prefer to recommend a grant from your fund, please log into your fundholder portal once you determine the organization that best meets your intention. You will make the grant recommendation to the named organization with a notation of the fund reflected in parenthesis.
Devastating and Deadly Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Center for Disaster Philanthropy (Turkey & Syria Earthquake Recovery Fund): In close collaboration with local partners, the Fund, will provide vital resources to earthquake-affected communities as they work to rebuild and recover. Find out more and donate now.*
Doctors without Borders/Medicins Sans Frontieres: MSF is an international, independent organization that provides medical assistance to people affected by disasters such as the Syria-Turkey earthquake. On the ground, they are treating patients in their supported hospitals, and their teams have donated emergency medical kits to other facilities in the region. Find out more and donate now.*
Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS): SAMS is a global medical relief organization that works on the front lines of crisis relief to save lives. They are providing urgent medical care to the injured at Bab Al Hawa hospital among others. Find out more and donate now.*
CARE (Turkey Syria Earthquakes Fund): Your gift to this Fund helps us to reach tens of thousands of vulnerable people with emergency food, health services, shelter and much more. Find out more and donate now.*
Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations: UOSSM is a coalition of humanitarian, non-governmental, and medical organizations with working under a unified strategic framework to increase the effectiveness of the humanitarian response in areas of crisis “We know building infrastructures in Syria have already been compromised from years of bombing campaigns. We need urgent aid immediately so we can help save lives of those injured in this massive earthquake,” said Dr. Khaula Sawah, President of UOSSM USA. Find out more and donate now.*
Save The Children (Emergency Fund): Save The Children is working with partners on the ground to coordinate the national emergency response in Turkey and established a response team in to provide support to children and communities. Find out more and donate now .*