Soma Disaster Relief Fund

Financial Goal $100,000
$139,675 raised
The Problem Addressed by the Project

  • Most of the relief efforts targeted Soma. However, the victims spread to more than 15 towns.
  • All scholarships to the children of the miners who have lost their lives during the mining disaster are being administered by AFAD.
  • We lost 301 lives at the Soma mining disaster. This left 418 children with no fathers. Thirty-two percent of these children are under the age of five, 38 percent are attending elementary school, and 24 percent are over 12 years of age. Fifty-one percent of school-aged children are boys and 49 percent are girls.
The Impact of the Project

We were able to provide this support because of friends like you. During TPF’s Soma Disaster Relief Fund campaign, our community has once again came together: More than 500 donors trusted their funds to TPF, eight Turkish-American organizations channeled their giving through TPF and many directed their members to give to TPF’s campaign. Thank you. The funds will be distributed to TPF's Partners:
  • Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (Association for the Support of Contemporary Living, CYDD) in the amount of $45,000
  • Darussafaka Cemiyeti (Darussafaka Society) in the amount of $45,000
  • Anne Cocuk Egitim Vakfi (Mother Child Education Foundation, ACEV) in the amount of $30,000
Updates From the Field

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A Special Thanks

A special thanks for Turkish-American organizations who have contributed towards the fund:
  • American Turkish Association of Southern California
  • American Turkish Association of Washington DC
  • Arkadaşlar – Peace Corps
  • Assembly of Turkish American Associations
  • Cornucopia Magazine
  • Cincinnati Turkish American Association
  • Daily Sabah
  • İzmir USA
  • Moon and Stars Project of the American Turkish Society
  • Turkish American Association of Minnesota
  • Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington
  • Turkish American Association of North Texas
  • Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan
  • Turkish American Cultural Association of Georgia
  • Turkish Coalition of America
  • Turkish Society of Texas
  • Ventura County American Turkish Association