Devastating earthquake in Türkiye – You can help

We are reaching to you with a heavy heart, as we all mourn the loss of lives and the destruction caused by the recent earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria. It is a devastating time for all of us, as we hear reports of the widespread damage and the toll it has taken on the people and communities affected.

This is a disaster on a scale that has not been experienced in over a century. People in the affected area are in dire need for help. You can make your donations in following ways:

1- Make a monetary donation to our organization TACAM by clicking here, or mail a check payable to “TACAM” to 28847 Beck Rd. Wixom, MI 48393
Every penny will be sent to the relief effort. There is no overhead cost in TACAM as it is a volunteer organization.

Number of donors: 354    Total received: $38,859    (Updated on November 23, 2023)

FUNDS TRANSFERRED:
– $5,000 to Bridge-to-Turkiye General Fund for urgent relief. (BTF receipt number 1903-9464)

– $10,000 to Bridge-to-Turkiye CATE program to help child amputees of the earthquake. (BTF receipt number 1758-8384)

– $5,000 to KAHEV (Turkish Female Physicians’ Education Support Foundation) Fund to support students affected by the earthquake (KAHEV website is in Turkish). Funds are sent through BTF. (BTF receipt number 1448-2479)

– $5,000 to Bridge-to-Turkiye CATE program to help child amputees of the earthquake. (BTF receipt number 1115-6114)

– $10,000 to “Çocuklar Gülsün Diye” program of BTF towards constructing preschool buildings in the earthquake zone. (TACAM check #2684)

– $4,000 to KAHEV (Turkish Female Physicians’ Education Support Foundation) Fund to support students affected by the earthquake (KAHEV website is in Turkish). Funds are sent through BTF. (BTF receipt number 1487-2395)

2- Make a monetary donation to the following reputable and trustworthy organizations.

Bridge-to-Türkiye (https://bridgetoturkiye.org/)
Ahbap (https://https://www.ahbap.org/)
Turkish Philanthropy Funds (https://www.tpfund.org/)
Doctors without Borders (https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/)
CARE (https://www.care.org/)
UNICEF (https://www.unicefusa.org/)
AFAD (https://en.afad.gov.tr/)

Every little bit helps, and we hope that we can come together to show our support for those affected by this tragedy. Please keep the people affected with these earthquakes in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

We have stopped collecting in-kind donations. Thank you for all the donations you have brought in.

All in-kind donations have been sorted, packed, transported to the Turkish Airlines, and have been flown to Turkiye to make a difference for the people in need. We thank every single donor, as well as Consul General of Türkiye in Chicago Mr. Engin Türesin and his staff, the officials at Turkish Airlines, and the generous people at Home Depot and Penske Trucks.