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Turkey earthquake: How you can help

October 24, 2011 | 1:43 pm

An earthquake survivor is carried out by rescue workers from a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van on Oct. 24. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An earthquake survivor is carried out by rescue workers from a collapsed building in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van on Oct. 24. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

If your organization is involved in helping victims of the Turkish earthquake and you would like it included in our list, please email pertinent information to webmaster@jewishjournal.com.

JDC RESPONDS TO TURKEY EARTHQUAKE

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in eastern Turkey on Oct. 23, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has begun collecting funds for relief efforts. Responding to initial reports of hundreds of deaths and wide-spread building collapse, JDC is working with its local partners—including Turkey’s Jewish community—to ensure the victims’ immediate needs are addressed. JDC’s past humanitarian interventions in Turkey have included the provision of aid and training after earthquakes in 2010 and 1999. JDC’s staff experts are currently determining what next steps are necessary, especially in the hardest-hit Van Province.

To Make a Contribution:

Online: www.jdc.org/turkeyrelief
By Phone: 212-687-6200
By Mail: check payable to:

JDC TURKEY EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
Attn: JDC
P.O. Box 4124
New York, NY 10163
212-687-6200

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters. To learn more, visit www.JDC.org

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